Visitors are welcome to attend the BOT meetings. All meetings are held in the Board Room at 5.30pm.
Next Meeting: 27 July 2017
Visitors are always welcome.
NZ School Trustees Association (NZSTA) clarifies the role of members of the public attending BOT meetings, as follows. Members of the public are always welcome to come and sit in on all or part of a board meeting. BOT meeting agendas are created by the BOT chair and Principal and are usually quite full. Meetings usually include a curriculum or learning focus, a Principal’s report, Finance report, policy and procedure review and a number of other items of business. Anyone wishing to add an item to the agenda, must provide the item in writing to the chairman or Principal at least ten days prior to the scheduled meeting. Whether or not the item will appear on the next meeting’s agenda will depend firstly on whether the item is a governance matter appropriate to be discussed by the BOT, or a day to day management issue which is more appropriately dealt with by the Principal. A second consideration is the number of items already on the agenda. When members of the public attend meetings we have been advised that they do not have speaking rights unless invited to do so by the BOT.
TCS Board of Trustees Update 27 June 2017
The Board has lots on the go at the moment!
Top of the list has to be our exciting playground project. Thank you for supporting the various fundraising initiatives of our hard-working PTA – we are making good progress with this project. We had some PTA representatives join our board meeting last night to discuss the various quotes and options. The new playground is going to look fantastic!
Education Review Office (ERO) is booked in to review our school for Term 4. We are working on fine-tuning the school’s various policies and procedures to ensure everything is in order.
We were also fortunate to have some talented Year 5 students attend our board meeting to share a presentation they’ve submitted for a Treemendous School Makeover Grant, which would help achieve Tahatai’s vision for its gardens and grounds. It was great to see student voice in action.
On that note, we also discussed some ideas for incorporating our school values in a more visual way in the school grounds. Expect to see more colour, vibrancy and student input around Tahatai grounds and buildings soon.
An overhaul of the school’s website is another priority. Once the new website is up and running, it will allow us to communicate better with our parents and wider school community.
We are keen to increase the opportunities for businesses and friends of the school to become TCS Community Partners. The new website is one way we can do this. We are also giving local businesses the chance to advertise in our school newsletter.
We are delighted to be introducing whare colour T shirts to the school. With the help of a sponsor, and a small amount of fundraising (mufti day alert!) our intention is to provide these free to our students. Just think what an impact they’ll make at the next duathlon and cross country!
On the subject of uniforms, we are continuing our work on updating the school uniform. This will be a more gradual change, and we look forward to providing you with more information later in the school year.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have a query for us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TCS Board of Trustees: Craig Mahy (chair), Matt Skilton (principal), Shona Poppe, Gini Smith, Donna Te Wheoro, Mike Sheaff and Jude Barback