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CES removes the load from your BoT allowing them to focus on strategy and policy

Board secretary services - take advantage of our specialist knowledge and expert advice.


Trustees work best when they're free to focus on setting policy and strategy, not administration.

CES board secretaries understand the unique nature of schools and their specific needs.  They can remove the load from your Board of Trustees, allowing them to focus on setting strategy and policy.

The benefits of having an independent secretary:

A CES board secretary will provide your school with the following advantages:

  • Expert knowledge of correct meeting procedures and ensure your legal obligations are met
  • An outsider's perspective which encourages full participation at meetings
  • Advice and practical assistance by a qualified manager and accountants
  • A proven track record with successful involvement with over 200 schools
  • Continuity of service (a replacement board secretary immediately available)
  • Data security - copies of board records are safely stored outside the school
  • Confidential handling of sensitive staff issues and queries.

Our services

Our CES board secretary services include:

  • Principal/deputy principal appointments
  • Conference Secretariat
  • Attendance at board and special meetings
  • Notice of meetings, preparation of agendas and/or reports for board meetings
  • Preparation and distribution of minutes
  • Correspondence and actions arising from board business
  • Specialist advice and follow-up as required by the board

About Us

CES is a school-owned organisation specialising in the provision of goods and services to the education sector. For more information about the services we provide (including board services) please visit our website www.cessl.org.nz, call us free on 0800 205 267 or drop us an email at info@cessl.org.nz.

If you are specifically interested in our election services please read our board services brochure.