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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 >>

Correction

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 >>

New Minister of Education off to a fantastic start

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 4:08 pm | NZSTA

Education Minister Nikki Kaye is off to a fantastic start, with the announcement of an extra $68.8m to support vulnerable children and their families, says Lorraine Kerr, President of New Zealand School Trustee Association (NZSTA). More >>

Accentuate the positive key to behaviour management

Friday, 12 August 2016, 2:16 pm | NZSTA

Restorative practices, resilience programmes, anti-bullying fostering care, support and connections at secondary schools might not be the topics most people would expect at a conference focussing on behaviour management in schools, but these are some ... More >>

Positive Behaviour conference reinforces winning approach

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 2:23 pm | NZSTA

Judge Andrew Becroft the new Children’s Commissioner, Minister of Education Hon. Hekia Parata and international experts in positive behavioural interventions and support will all address the 5th annual Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) School-Wide ... More >>

Schools urged to make submissions on new Education Bill

Friday, 22 July 2016, 11:38 am | NZSTA

Proposals to update the Education Act for the 21st century reflect a need to think about the flexibility schools and others need in their legislation, says Acting Secretary for Education Katrina Casey. More >>

"Fewer tests, broader curriculum," trustees told

Friday, 22 July 2016, 9:44 am | NZSTA

Implementing the Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) can allow teachers to do less formal testing, a principal told trustees at the NZSTA annual conference over the weekend. More >>

Rachael Leafe - promoting educational achievement

Friday, 27 May 2016, 1:24 pm | NZSTA

Rachael Leafe has been actively engaged with the community and the school that her children and family attend. She has enjoyed the opportunity to be a representative for the community on Petone’s Sacred Heart Primary School Board of Trustees for ... More >>

Grant Reese - Rewarding role for all trustees

Monday, 16 May 2016, 1:15 pm | NZSTA

Grant Reese has three daughters and wanted to be more involved with their education than just dropping them off at the school gates. Furthermore, Grant wanted to be on the school board to be able to contribute back to the community and the education ... More >>

Caitlin Ottaway - A role model for her children

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 12:36 pm | NZSTA

Caitlin Ottaway’s journey to the school board was meant to be. When her eldest child started at Knighton Normal School, she joined the PTA, became the chair and frequently helped out around the school as a parent helper. When a vacancy occurred ... More >>

Schools around the country calling for nominations

Friday, 6 May 2016, 1:58 pm | NZSTA

Nominations are now being called for school trustees. Over the next 5 weeks the election of about 13,000 parent representatives will fill positions on approximately 2500 school boards, making this New Zealand’s biggest democratic event. More >>

Schools "well prepared" for board of trustees nominations

Monday, 2 May 2016, 9:44 am | NZSTA

Nominations open next week (by 6 May) for New Zealand’s biggest democratic event, the School Trustee Elections. More than 13,000 people are needed to fill positions on boards of trustees at 2,500 schools throughout the country. More >>

Sharing skills for the community

Friday, 29 April 2016, 3:32 pm | NZSTA

Jan Hewitt has always been involved with the schools in her community. Originally from Christchurch, she was on the PTA with the view of going on to the school board when she found herself moving north. So when she moved up to Whangarei with her family ... More >>

Listening, context and asking questions

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 3:16 pm | NZSTA

Alec McNeil had no pre-conceived notions of what serving on a board would be like, he simply rolled up his sleeves and concentrated on understanding the roles and responsibilities of the board. More >>

Empowered to make a difference - Kelly Slattery

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 1:42 pm | NZSTA

Kelly Slattery didn’t have fond memories of school growing up, so when her own children started attending school, she decided to stand for election to the board to see what it was like on the other side. "I wanted to be involved with the ... More >>

 

 

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