Hero photograph
Photo by Blake Wells

Board of Trustees


As we come to the end of an extra long Term 2, it is interesting to reflect on the last 12 weeks.

As a community we have managed to come through an enforced physical separation, severely beat a global infection and return to a ‘new normal’ in a very short period of time.

The ability of our students to pivot from classroom learning, to distance learning, and then back to modified classroom learning is impressive to see and just goes to show the resilience that the young women of Avonside have. This is an ability that will serve them well in a future when the only constant is change.

The Board of Trustees is also back to a ‘new normal’, as we held our first face to face meeting since February last week. At the last Board meeting we received the feedback from the recent Health and Physical Education consultation that the school conducts every two years. It was very exciting to see the comments and feedback for the school, with most of it being very positive not just of the schools health curriculum, but also of the wellbeing services the school offers to our students. The feedback reiterates the confidence and pride the Board has in the staff at Avonside to provide not just quality education, but high levels of support for our young women when it is needed.

I hope all staff, students and whānau are looking forward to the upcoming school holiday break, and are able to recharge and reflect, and come back as strong as ever in Term 3!

Ngā mihi nui,

Jonathan Brooks

Chair - Avonside Girls High School Board of Trustees