E raka te maui , e raka te katau - a community can use all the skills of its people
ŌRĀTIA DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES
PRESIDING MEMBER: EDWARD COWLEY
DEPUTY PRESIDING MEMBER: SUSAN GILES
TREASURER: MATTHEW BARNETT
BOARD MEMBER: JOANNA MACFARLANE
BOARD MEMBER: CHRISTINE WANG
STAFF REPRESENTATIVE: BENJAMIN COENRADI
What are school Boards?
The Ōrātia District School is governed by the Board of Trustees (BOT) which is elected every three years by parents and staff. The board comprises of five trustees elected by the parent community, one trustee elected by the school staff and the school principal. Additional members may be co-opted during the term of the board. The last election was held in in September 2022 and the next election will be in 2025.
The governance role provides a framework for the strategic direction of the school. The Board aims to assure accountability, fairness and transparency in the governance of the school. There is a continual process to set and review school policies and procedures, monitor student achievement, oversee the financial management of the school, and employ and support staff. It works very much like shareholders - but in our case it's the parents and teachers of the school that vote for the Board of Trustees. Our school principal manages the day-to-day running of the school, and the board sets measurable goals alongside the principal based on student achievement requirements and community needs for learning.
If you would like to view the Ōrātia District School Board of Trustees Policies and Procedures these can be viewed at School Docs