When, Who, How

When do the BOT meet?


Meetings are held once a month, the first Thursday of each month, at 6.30pm in the Board Room.


Can I attend a meeting?

Members of the school community are welcome to attend and observe any BOT meeting.

What should I do if I have an issue or a concern I want advice on or I need addressed?

Members of the school community first need to speak to relevant staff and the school principal; if the issue hasn’t been addressed then the BOT is to be contacted.

Who is on the BOT?

The BOT is made up of five elected parent representatives, one staff representative and the Principal.

There is a BOT Election every 18 months.

Chairperson - Blair Harris

BOT MembersNathan Gardyne, Nic Mitchell, Josh South & Aaron Honiss

Staff Rep – Robyn Cooper

Principal - Rema Leitch

Minute Secretary/Returning Officer – Nicola Casey-Newton


Board of Trustees at Highfield

What is a Board of Trustees?

School boards are responsible for the schools performance and ensuring that all legal requirements are met.  Every state and state integrated school in New Zealand are required to have board of trustees under the New Zealand Education Act.  The Board is the Crown entity responsible for the governance of the school. The principal manages the day to day aspects of the school.  Overseeing the management of personnel, property, finance, health and safety, employment, administration and setting the strategic direction of the school are all roles of the Board of Trustees.

Blair Harris
Board Chair
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