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Raphael House Board Election

Clare Goodman —

The next Board Election of parent representatives is coming up soon! While the election is not until September, nominations will open in July, and we are now putting out a first call to our community.

The Board, must ensure that the school gives effect to the Treaty of Waitangi. Being a member of Raphael House school Board is an opportunity for parents and other members of our school community to be involved with all aspects of governance for Raphael House, which includes safe-guarding our Special Character.

The four key areas of governance are:

1. Leadership

2. Accountability

3. Employer Role

4. Representation

The board sets and monitors the strategic direction for the coming years, so being a member means you can be part of this mahi. Parent representatives work together with the board representatives of Raphael House Proprietors Trust, the Staff Representative, Student Representative and the Principal to shape the future of our school. 

A background in governance is NOT a requirement! Nāku te rourou, nāu te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi – we need many skills around the table, and most of all the wish to be part of the mahi! So …

  • Do you have a background or interest in policy, finance, employment, or keen to grow your skills in these areas?
  • Do you have prior experience with governance, or you would like to gain some?
  • Are you passionate about our students, Waldorf education, our school and our community?
  • Do you want to be part of a team that is constantly working toward making Raphael House an even better place for your children’s education?

We would love to hear from you – please contact chair@raphaelhouse.school.nz for more information.