BOT News – 20 October 2016

Following Joanne O’Neale’s resignation from the Board of Trustees (BOT) due to personal reasons, the Board has resolved to fill the vacancy by holding a by-election in accordance with Section 105 of the Education Act 1989.  A formal notification of this intent will be published in The Post Newspaper, and information regarding the nomination and voting process will be issued to all families next week.  The Board encourages all parents, caregivers and members of our wider community who are interested in advancing the performance of the school to consider standing for election, and specifically encourage anyone with skills in health and safety, property and IT (information technology) to apply.

The BOT thanks Joanne O’Neale for her interest and input in the Board during her tenure, and wishes her well for the future.

The Board is currently developing new systems to ensure it works efficiently and effectively, and in its September meeting signed off on a 3-year rolling work plan detailing what needs to be done and when, including monitoring and review, legal requirements, Ministry requirements, policy review, etc.  This work plan is the first step in the Board’s process of adopting a philosophy of “continuous improvement”.  Further to this, Justine Gustafson (Board Chair) and Eamonn will be attending the Board Meetings of several other schools to gain insight into what we are doing well, and areas in which we can improve.

Finally, the BOT would like to thank Kath Bindon and the members of the PTA and their supporters for hosting a great Calf Club and Gala Day on Saturday.  Your efforts are truly appreciated by us all.

Justine Gustafson
Chair – Pukeoware School Board of Trustees

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