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Support boards of trustees, don’t replace them

Monday, 8 April 2019, 9:06 am | NZSTA

School governance in New Zealand is not broken. School boards of trustees have been the most cost-effective part of the education system for the past 30 years, in spite of the lack of adequate support for the role over most of that period. Self-governance ... More >>

How to support parents or caregivers in sensitive situations

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 3:18 pm | NZSTA

Jude Barback’s article (Education Central, 16 Jan) has raised a considerable range of challenges on the interactions across the education system and the roles of parents, teachers, principals, boards, the Ministry and other agencies. More >>

School boards of trustees cost-effective and under-valued

Friday, 14 December 2018, 4:19 pm | NZSTA

School boards of trustees have been the most cost-effective part of the education system for the past 30 years, says the New Zealand School Trustees Association. More >>

Effective co-governance the key to success

Friday, 7 December 2018, 2:16 pm | NZSTA

Proposed changes to school governing structures recommended by the Tomorrow’s Schools taskforce will take some time to work through, however NZSTA is delighted to see that the report recommends community-led school boards of trustees retain ... More >>

Trustees disturbed by extent of principals’ suffering

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 2:43 pm | NZSTA

The extent of principals’ distress shown in the latest NZEI principals’ wellbeing survey is disturbing, says NZSTA President Lorraine Kerr. Although it comes as no surprise for boards of trustees generally that school principals are often under ... More >>

Trustees worry about unmanageable expectations

Friday, 22 June 2018, 4:00 pm | NZSTA

Despite the inflammatory language being used in media coverage, NZSTA is not suggesting that principals should "be dumped" from school boards of trustees. More >>

Budget builds strong foundations for the future of education

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:04 pm | NZSTA

Budget 2018 is an excellent one for schools, but the best thing about it is the joined-up approach to improving outcomes for children and families. More >>

NZSTA confident Tomorrow’s Schools Panel up to the job

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 5:15 pm | NZSTA

NZSTA has extended its congratulations to the Tomorrow’s Schools Review Panel named by Minister Hipkins today. More >>

Draft guidelines on firearms in schools

Monday, 5 March 2018, 2:10 pm | NZSTA

It is important that boards of trustees and their school communities provide feedback on the draft guidelines for schools on the safe use and storage of firearms, released today by the Ministry of Education. More >>

Enthusiastic response to government work plan from Trustees

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 10:51 am | NZSTA

The government’s work plan for education, released yesterday, presents some exciting opportunities to progress issues that boards of trustees have been concerned about for some time says NZSTA President, Lorraine Kerr. More >>

Focus on students main thing in Partnership Schools debate

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 4:35 pm | NZSTA

2018 promises many changes for the school sector, including changes to the status of Partnership Schools which is currently before parliament. More >>

Children and young people share their experiences of school

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 9:47 am | NZSTA

"I am a library, quiet but filled with knowledge - it’s dumb [that I’m not asked]." More >>

An exciting time for boards of trustees, says NZSTA

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 8:43 am | NZSTA

The New Zealand School Trustees Association is looking forward to working with the new government to refresh and revitalise the education system for all our children and young people. The incoming government has a strong focus on education, and a ... More >>

Improvements for schools running board elections

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 3:01 pm | NZSTA

The Ministry of Education (Ministry) and the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) are trialling a new way of running board of trustee elections to streamline the process and reduce the workload on individual schools More >>

New dawn for Māori history in schools

Monday, 18 September 2017, 1:01 pm | NZSTA

Implementation of the New Zealand history curriculum resource, Te Takanga o te Wā was launched in style at Te Papaiouru Marae in Rotorua on Saturday. More >>

The conversation we need to have about school equity funding

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 10:21 am | NZSTA

The announcement that the government is moving to target equity funding to students instead of schools is "really exciting stuff", says NZSTA President Lorraine Kerr. More >>

School board trustees descend on Dunedin

Friday, 14 July 2017, 3:31 pm | NZSTA

Despite the storm moving over the country and causing major travel delays, the 28th annual New Zealand School Trustee Association (NZSTA) conference, has kicked-off this morning in Dunedin. More >>

Community-led school governance working well

Monday, 10 July 2017, 3:09 pm | NZSTA

Community-led boards of trustees are governing their local schools well, actively improving their governance practices and focussed on the outcomes their schools deliver for students, according to the NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate ... More >>

New Zealand chairs equipped to lead with purpose

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:07 pm | NZSTA

The New Zealand School Trustee Association (NZSTA) is running their annual chair residential programme in Auckland this weekend. More >>


Monday, 15 May 2017, 3:03 pm | NZSTA

On Friday, NZSTA included Education Minister, Hon. Nikki Kaye in the list of keynote speakers for the NZSTA annual conference. More >>



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