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Tamahere Model Country School Board of Trustees (BoT) Elections

posted May 14, 2019, 4:44 PM by Reception @TMCS

Being a BoT member is a meaningful way of contributing to your school. Elected BoT representatives are responsible providing governance to a school and work with the Principal to determine the direction of your school. This includes:

- Ensuring that the school staff, property and finances are well managed

- Monitoring and evaluating learner progress and achievement

- Making sure the needs of Maori, Pasifika and learners with special needs are   met.

Tamahere Model Country School is now running an election process for the BoT. We operate with a seven community member board plus the school Principal and a teacher representative.  Four community representatives are now up for election with the remaining three on a split cycle up for election in 18 months. One member of the four existing Board of Trustees members who is up for renewal will be re-standing for election. A call for nominations will opened last week with all forms due back with the returning officer by 12 noon on the 24th of May.  You do not require previous board experience to serve on the BoT and if you have one or more of the following skills you could make a difference:

- Financial skills

- Analytical skills

- Practical skills

- Strategic thinking

- Familiarity and comfort with Maori culture

If you would like to know more about the role of a school trustee or the election process then please contact one of the following:

- Returning Officer - Kim Hansen

- Principal -  Waveney Parker

- Remaining trustees on alternative election cycle – Ingrid ter Beek, Angie Millar and Vanessa Parker


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