Finlayson Park School

Our BOT for 2021:

Parent Representative
(BOT Chairperson)
Jaylene Ball QSM
Parent Representative
(Treasurer)
Joanna Long
Parent Representative
(Secretary)
Raina Makoare
Parent Representative
Raewyn Lawson
Parent Representative
Jerry Mataia
Principal
Shirley Maihi QSM
Vice Principal
Sumithra Naidoo
Staff Representative
Dallas Maihi

 

The Trustee Handbook (section A) states that Governance is where:

"The board is entrusted to work on behalf of all stakeholders and is accountable for the school’s performance. It emphasizes strategic leadership, sets the vision for the school, and ensures that it complies with legal and policy requirements. Policies are at a governance level and outline clear delegations to the principal.

The board and principal form the leadership team, with the role of each person documented and understood. The principal reports to the board as a whole with committees used sparingly and only when a need is identified in order to contribute to board work. The board is proactive rather than reactive in its operations and decision making and does not involve itself in the administrative details of the day-to-day running of the school. The board is encouraged to ask the right questions. Enhancing student achievement is its focus”.

All of New Zealand's state and state-integrated schools have a board of trustees. The board of trustees is the Crown entity responsible for the governance and the control of the management of the school. The board is the employer of all staff in the school, is responsible for setting the school's strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff and students and ensuring that its school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students. Boards are also responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration.