Unity • Respect • Compassion

St Mary’s Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of the school. This includes the setting of the strategic direction of the school and monitoring the progress we have made towards achieving our strategic and annual goals.

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2019 Board Elected members are:

PrincipalParent RepresentativeProprietors RepresentativeStaff Representative
Michelle HollyDavid France - ChairpersonMarianne BrayKathryn O'Brien
Anna CampbellMark Saunders
Eugene CoutinhoLisa Smith
Natasha McIndoeFr Lio Rotor
Anna O'Farrell
David France – Chairperson

Email:  board@sms.school.nz

The Board has the overall responsibility for the school, including meeting certain legal obligations, financial management, supporting our Special Catholic Character, reporting to the Ministry and school community, and meeting national requirements set by the Ministry of Education.

Whilst the ultimate authority for the New Zealand school system rests with the Ministry of Education, others have key roles in the delivery of education.  Parents and caregivers, students, principals and staff are all  partners in delivering the best possible education to our young people.

Every Board must prepare and maintain a School Charter.  The purpose of a School Charter is to establish the mission, aims, objectives, directions and targets of the Board in relation to the Government’s National Education Guidelines (NEGS), National Administration Guidelines (NAGS) and the Board’s local priorities.

Training and support is available for all Board members, to ensure they have a good understanding of their responsibilities.

Minutes 16 May 2019                                Minutes 4 April 2019

Minutes 28 February 2019                         Minutes 6 December 2018

Minutes 8 November 2018

2018 Annual Accounts

Governance Manual

Resolving Issues of Concern Policy

Issue of Concern Flow Chart