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Welcome to the latest edition of our Schoolzine eNewsletter!


Visit the link below to view our latest newsletter:
https://tekauwhataps. schoolzineplus.com/schoolnews? nid=27
Term 1 2019 Newsletters: 
5 February 2019 
https://tekauwhataps. schoolzineplus.com/schoolnews? nid=24 
5th March 2019
https://tekauwhataps. schoolzineplus.com/schoolnews? nid=27 
Information about Boards of Trustees 

BOT elections in 2019

All of New Zealand's state and state-integrated schools have a Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance and the control of the management of the school. The board is the employer of all staff in the school, is responsible for setting the school's strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff and students, and ensuring that its school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students.

Trustees are elected by the parent community. There is also a staff rep and the principal.

A standard board of trustees' membership includes:

  • between three and seven parent elected trustees;
  • the principal of the school;
  • one staff elected trustee;
  • co-opted trustees; and
  • up to four trustees appointed by the proprietor (in-state integrated schools only).


Boards of trustees must hold elections for parent and staff trustees every three years (triennial election).  The period from 17 May 2019 until 21 June 2019 has been gazetted by the Minister as the range of dates for the Board of Trustees Triennial Elections for 2019.

Here is a link for STA (Schools Trustee Association) that provides more information about BOT’s


NZSTA would like to encourage parent and whanau participation on school boards in order to help shape and support the education of their children. To that end, we will be rolling out the Korari Programme for anyone interested in finding out about standing for the school board elections and having a say in the education of their children. We have attached the following resources and feel free to share these widely in your community.  These are also available on our website.

  1. Korari: a programme that provides you with governance training to help you understand the role of school boards of trustees.

We will be rolling out information sessions for Korari in terms 1&2

  1. Korari form: NZSTA will support anyone who advises us they are interested in becoming a trustee, by way of the workshops but also providing access to our Learning Management System where online modules re. school governance, student achievement etc. can be completed.

Attached is a form for completion which can be emailed to korari@nzsta.org.nz

  1. Community member guide to the role of the board of trustees: This explains a lot of commonly asked questions and information about becoming a trustee.


Below are some links that will help you develop an understanding of the importance of the BOT.
2019 Year 
TK Primary School Dates
      Mon 4 Feb            First day of Term 1
                     Wed 6 Feb           Waitangi Day (School closed)
       Fri  12 Apr            Last Day of Term 1
        Mon 29 Apr          First Day of Term 2
                           Mon 03 Jun         Queens Birthday (School closed)
       Fri   05 Jul            Last Day of Term 2
        Mon 22 Jul           First Day of Term 3
        Fri   27 Sep          Last Day of Term 3
         Mon 14 Oct         First Day of Term 4
                    Mon 28 Oct        Labour Day (school closed)
         Wed 18 Dec        Last Day of Term 4
School starts at 8:50am
our day ends at 14:50pm 


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