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From the Board of Trustees

Andrew Corkill —

Kia ora Whānau,

Welcome back to all our tamariki and whānau on behalf of Te Ao Mārama Board of Trustees. Arohamai on my part for not being able to attend our first pōwhiri of 2021 but from what I have heard and seen throughout the school in the last couple of weeks (despite our recent alert level rise!) there are some very excited and happy kids and teachers renewing friendships and forming new relationships throughout the school.

It will be a big year for Te Ao Mārama as our roll continues to grow, we plan for Stage 2 of our classrooms to be built and the surrounding Council reserve begins it’s first step in being developed for sport. Within our zone there is still a lot of development underway which will ultimately welcome new families and help build our wider community further. These are some of the more ‘real’ topics that our Board has discussed at our first meeting of 2021 as we too renewed our roles as governors and came together after a long break.

Unfortunately our Board has received the resignation of Sara Matthew as a trustee. Sara, we thank you for your efforts over the last two years as our treasurer and a contributor to our board discussions and wish you all the best in your future endeavours. This now presents an opportunity for a new elected parent representative to join our Board. Please see the following notice for detail on the legal process surrounding this appointment.

I hope this finds you all well.

Ngā mihi nui,

Andrew Corkill
Board Chair

Casual vacancy for a parent representative

A casual vacancy has occurred on our board for an elected parent representative.

The board has decided to fill the vacancy by selection.

If 10% or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.

Request for a by-election should be sent to: Andrew Corkill – Chairperson of Te Ao Mārama School Board, andrewc@sportwaikato.org.nz by Friday, 19th March