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"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 >>

On the board from the beginning

Monday, 18 April 2016, 10:38 am | NZSTA

What Ian Marshall is proudest of in his time as a school trustee is that there used to be a grass paddock where Botany Downs Secondary College now stands, and now it is one of the top NZ state schools, with 1860 students. More >>

Many planning to stand again in 10th trustee elections

Friday, 15 April 2016, 12:35 pm | NZSTA

School trustee elections are one of the most significant democratic processes in New Zealand This is the 10th election since the introduction of self-managed schools in 1989. More >>

Boards benefit from investment into trusteeship

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 1:47 pm | NZSTA

Boards of trustees of New Zealand’s state and state integrated schools have benefited from a raft of new or enhanced support services over the past two years says Lorraine Kerr, President of NZ School Trustees Association (NZSTA). More >>

Boards benefit from investment into trusteeship

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 11:33 am | NZSTA

Boards of trustees of New Zealand’s state and state integrated schools have benefited from a raft of new or enhanced support services over the past two years says Lorraine Kerr, President of NZ School Trustees Association (NZSTA). More >>

School trustee elections will make a difference

Friday, 26 February 2016, 9:52 am | NZSTA

Every three years, parents of students enrolled at state and state-integrated schools around the country select the people who will be ultimately accountable for the education their children receive. Parents may nominate any eligible member of the community ... More >>

Partnership Schools may provide valuable lessons

Friday, 29 January 2016, 1:46 pm | NZSTA

While some groups and individuals are uncomfortable with the ideas that Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua are introducing to the New Zealand schooling sector, that is not in itself a reason for condemnation of all partnership schools says NZSTA. More >>

Answers for schools on new Health & Safety rules

Friday, 22 January 2016, 10:42 am | NZSTA

It is very pleasing to see that the advice NZSTA has been offering to boards has now been confirmed by both the Ministry of Education and Worksafe, NZSTA President Lorraine Kerr says. More >>

Thank You, School Trustees

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 2:51 pm | NZSTA

This week marks the 26th anniversary of community-based boards of trustees in New Zealand and NZSTA is taking the opportunity to say thank you to over 150,000 people across New Zealand who have committed time and energy in the governance of New Zealand ... More >>

Career education is core business for 21st Century schools

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 10:17 am | NZSTA

"Careers" has evolved a long way from what today’s parents will remember as a one-off process of finding a job or a course of study to go to when they left school. More >>

School-Police partnerships important for student learning

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 8:55 am | NZSTA

Students learn better when they feel safe and they are safe. Partnerships between schools and police to address issues such as online safety, travelling safely to and from school, vandalism and bullying help create an environment where students ... More >>

University mythbuster to address trustees

Monday, 29 June 2015, 3:39 pm | NZSTA

Addressing common myths about the value of a university degree is one of the topics on the agenda for school trustees attending NZSTA’s national conference in Auckland this weekend. Chris Whelan, Executive Director of Universities New Zealand -Te Pōkai ... More >>



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