Papakura Central School

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to

Papakura Central School

A friendly welcome to our school and our community.

We look forward to developing a partnership with you to provide high quality learning programmes.

We hope your child’s time at our school is a positive and successful one.

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Board of Trustees Elections 2022

We are holding an election to appoint 5 Parent Board of Trustees members and 1 Staff Board of Trustees member in September 2022.


Election Timeline

Call for Nominations by: Friday 15 July 2022

Nominations Close: Wednesday 3 August 2022

Voting Papers sent by: Wednesday 10 August 2022

Voting Closes (Election Day): Wednesday 7 September 2022

Count Votes: Tuesday 13 September 2022

Board Takes Office: Wednesday 14 September 2022


Nomination forms will be sent out shortly. If you wish to place a nomination please ensure the nomination form and a candidate statement are received at the school office prior to 4 pm Wednesday 3 August 2022.


Below is some further information to help you make your decision.


Why join a school board?

School board members are active leaders in our schools. They have an important role of supporting strong professional leadership and ensuring effective teaching for all students.

Parents/caregivers and people in the wider community can be parent representatives. School boards need to represent the diversity of their school communities to ensure a bright future for all our children.

The school board elections are the opportunity to vote for candidates who will make a positive difference in children’s education. We need more people willing to use their skills and experiences for the benefit of students!


What sort of skills do board members need?

Every board member brings their own unique set of skills and experiences to the board.

As a member of your school's board, you will need to work well in a team and have good communication skills. It can help to have an understanding of the education sector. You may have financial skills and experience in managing people, knowledge and understanding of particular communities within your school, or experience working within your school and wider communities.

Every school board member is well-supported by NZSTA’s range of learning and development opportunities, our Advisory and Support Centre and our regionally based team of advisors.


How do I become a board member?

Ask the presiding member about going along to a board meeting to see how it works. Take the opportunity to ask board members questions about their role and the board’s work.

Submit a nomination form.


Who is on the Board of Trustees?

The Board is made up of:


The Principal of the school

One elected staff trustee

Five parent elected trustees

Co-opted trustees (as needed)


What does the BOT do?

The school board works collaboratively with the Principal to provide overall governance responsibility for the school. This includes meeting certain legal obligations, responsibility for property, personnel, financial management, reporting to the Ministry and school community, and meeting national requirements set by the Ministry of Education.

The BOT makes decisions that the Principal and staff then put in place. It must also monitor and report annually on its progress towards those goals.


BOT Meetings

The Board typically meet twice a term (in weeks 3 and 7) of each term. These meetings have been regularly held online since COVID restrictions began. You could expect a meeting to run for up to 1.5 hours.


For any questions please contact the Principal Keith Tetzlaff or Returning Officer, Sue Tappenden.


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School Terms 2022

Term 1

8 February - 14 April 2022

Term 2

2 May - 8 July 2022

Term 3

25 July - 30 September 2022

Term 4

17 October - 20 December 2022

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