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Hillsborough Primary School

Grow Learners and Develop Citizens.

Our Board of Trustees

All of New Zealand's state schools have a board of trustees (BOT). The BOT is the Crown entity responsible for the governance of the school, and are accountable for the school’s performance. 

The BOT is responsible for determining the strategic direction in which the school is heading (in consultation with parents, staff and students). The board must also ensure that its school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students.  Boards are also responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration.

The Principal is the board's chief executive in relation to the school's control and management. The Principal is required to comply with the board's general policy directions; but has complete discretion to manage the school on a day to day basis.

Who is on the BOT?

At Hillsborough Primary School, our Board is made up of:

  • The Principal of the school
  • One elected staff representative
  • Five parent elected trustees
  • Co-opted trustees (as needed)

Trustees are elected by the parent community and staff members.  Elections for parent and staff trustees are held every three years (next elections in 2022).  A by-election can occur at any stage in the 3 year election cycle if an elected trustee resigns from the board and thereby creates a casual vacancy.

Who are our Board of Trustees?

Board Chair - Luke Jackson

Secretary - Belina Marshall

Treasurer - Julia Wong

Property - Gareth Phelps

Community - Elizabeth Ryan

Staff Rep - Patricia Carlyle

To contact the Board of Trustees please email: botoftrustees@hillsborough.school.nz

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