NZSTA, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, supports boards and returning officers through the election process. School trustee elections involve the largest number of candidates and voters of any democratic process in New Zealand. Every three years state and state integrated school communities elect their parent and staff trustees to help govern their schools. Right now boards around the country are preparing to hold their 2019 triennial school board of trustee elections.
NZSTA is working very hard to encourage parent and whanau participation on school boards in order to help shape and support the education of their children. To that end, we will be rolling out the Korari Programme for anyone interested in finding out about standing for the school board elections and having a say in the education of their children. We have attached the following resources and ask that you share these widely in your community.
- Korari: a programme (workshop) that provides you with governance training to help you understand the role of school boards of trustees.
We will be rolling out workshops for Korari in March/April this year. Please see attached poster for this.
As per normal practice, I will email all Principals and Chairs prior to any workshops being run so you have a heads up when this particular workshop will be run in your area.
- Korari form: NZSTA will support anyone who advises us they are interested in becoming a trustee, by way of the workshops but also providing access to our Learning Management System where online modules re. school governance, student achievement etc. can be completed.
Attached is a form for completion which should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community member guide to the role of the board of trustees: This explains a lot of commonly asked questions and information about becoming a trustee.