Wellington High School Board of Trustees

The WHS Board of Trustees is made up of elected and co-opted parent and kura whānau representatives, the school principal, a staff representative and up to two student representatives.

Our Board is committed to the values of:

  • Whānau
  • Excellence
  • Respect
  • Ora
And is proactive in:
  • focussing on governance and strategic leadership
  • setting the vision for the school and supporting its special character
  • monitoring the school’s performance in raising student achievement and learning
  • ensuring compliance with legal and policy requirements
  • consulting with and working on behalf of, all stakeholders
Along with WHS Strategic Priorities of:
  • Excellence
  • Tikanga Maori
  • Partnership
  • Environment
The Board’s key areas of contribution are:
  • determining the school’s strategic direction; setting long- and short-term objectives through the Charter and the Strategic and Annual Plans, and monitoring progress against these
  • ensuring the school complies with all National Education Goals, Guidelines and Policies (Section 75 and 76 of the 1989 Education Act)
  • monitoring student achievement against the strategic objectives and national guidelines
  • ensuring that there is effective communication and consultation with the school’s community
  • developing and approving policies
  • appraising and supporting the Principal’s performance
  • setting the budget and taking overall responsibility for property and financial management
  • in support of Restorative Practices in the school, adjudicating serious disciplinary matters through the Disciplinary Sub-committee if required
When we meet:

The Board of Trustees generally meet once a month on a Monday at 6.00pm. Staff and interested parent/caregivers are welcome to attend. For catering purposes, please phone the Principal’s EA / BoT Secretary if you would like to attend.

Board Meeting dates for the coming year are as follows:

  • 13 March 2017
  • 10 April 2017
  • 15 May 2017
  • 19 June 2017
  • 7 August 2017
  • 18 September 2017
  • 16 October 2017
  • 13 November 2017

All meetings follow a set agenda which includes :

  • strategic decisions and governance discussions
  • confirmation of the previous meeting’s minutes
  • correspondence and other functional business
  • the Principal’s report
  • a finance and property report
  • reports from the staff, student and whānau representatives
Confirmed Minutes

2017

2016

Becoming a Board Member:

The current trustees were elected in June 2016 and the next election will be held in 2019. There is provision for representatives to be co-opted onto the Board as needed, to contribute relevant skills and experience.

Contact us:

Anyone interested in any matters concerning the Board of Trustees are invited to contact the following people for more information:

Board Chair
Deanne Daysh
021 1058566
deanne2@paradise.net.nz

Principal
Dominic Killalea
04 385 8911 ext 825
dominic.killalea@whs.school.nz

Board Secretary
Trish Tuthill
04 385 8911 ext 824
trish.tuthill@whs.school.co.nz