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What is a school board?

School boards are responsible for the school or kura's performance and ensuring that all legal requirements are met.

Every state and state-integrated school or kura's in New Zealand has a board which is accountable for:

  • student achievement

  • setting the vision for the school or kura

  • ensuring the school or kura complies with legal and policy requirements

What does a board do?

The board has the overall responsibility and accountability for the school or kura.

School boards’ primary objectives are determined by the Education and Training Act 2020, to ensure: 

  • every student at the school can reach their highest possible standard in educational achievement.

  • the school is a physically and emotionally safe place for all students and staff.

  • the school is inclusive of students of differing needs; and that.

  • the school gives effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 

 These primary objectives flow through all of the board’s work, starting with the strategic plan, which is the board’s key guiding document.

Some of the specific things that boards are responsible and accountable for:

  • Setting the strategic direction and long-term plans for the school or kura in consultation with their community.

  • Monitoring the board’s progress against its strategic  goals and targets.

  • Monitoring and evaluating student progress and achievement.

  • Overseeing the management of staff, property, finances, curriculum and administration.

  • Ensuring that government priorities are met.

  • Fulfilling the intent of  Te Tiriti o Waitangi by valuing and reflecting New Zealand’s dual cultural heritage.

  • Appointing and supporting the principal including assessment of their performance.

  • Act as good employers to all staff at the school or kura.

Our Board Members


Karene Kaio

Presiding Member


Fr. Simone Ah Lo

Bishop's Representative


Erenistina Manukeu

Parent Representative


Marissa Vermeulen

Staff Representative


Rachel Hodgson

Parent Representative

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Hira Hutchinson



Sarah Moran

Bishop's Representative


Sean Paki

Board Secretary

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