You may be aware that 2019 is an election year for school trustees. NZSTA has been working on ways to encourage more parents to stand for election. We understand that asking people to put their hand up and stand for election is difficult, especially if parents aren’t really clear on what the role entails! We are offering a new programme, Kōrari, which is designed to recognise the experience of existing trustees and help to encourage potential new trustees to come and find out what it really means to serve on a school board.
People who want to understand what school governance looks like can come along and find out more. The hui will be facilitated by a regional adviser from NZSTA who will talk about the reality of being a trustee, the support and training that is available and encourage existing trustees to tell their story. For people who are keen to consider standing for election, we can then offer a range of options to provide them with some learning opportunities so that they can prepare for election and hopefully become well prepared to serve on the board.
We would like to extend an invitation to all parents, whanau or interested parties to at the Korari hui being held on Monday 11 March at 6.00pm at Ross Intermediate.
New Zealand School Trustees Association