Board of Trustees

About our Board of Trustees

The Campbells Bay School Board of Trustees includes parents, one staff representative and the Principal. Elections for the board take place every three years.

The Board of Trustees meets in the school conference room every month during term time. Board meetings are open for anyone to attend, but they are not public meetings. This means members of the public may attend, but will be asked to leave when the board goes into committee, and do not have speaking or voting rights.

The Board of Trustees set the strategic direction of the school alongside the senior management team.

Campbells Bay School – School Board elections 2022
We were very fortunate to have such a high caliber of people in our community prepared to get involved, and the results this year certainly were very close.
Declaration of Parent and Staff Election Results
Parent representative votes:

Butlin, Jo                          145
Cai, Mike                          116
Daji, Kim                           157
McKenna, Bronagh          145
Murray, Scott                      90
Ng, Brendon                     135
Palmer, Ros                      131
Wheeler, Luke                   133
Whitaker, Craig                 165
Invalid votes                          1
I hereby declare the following duly elected:
Craig Whitaker
Kim Daji
Jo Butlin and Bronagh McKenna
Brendon Ng


Staff representative votes:
As only one nomination was received, I hereby declare Sarah Geelen duly elected.

Congratulations to these successful candidates – we are excited to enter a new board term with such a strong team.  And to those that just missed out this time, please know that we are very grateful for your interest and support.

Returning Officer

Board Member Role
Rachael Taylor Principal
Sarah Geelen Staff Trustee
Kim Daji Parent Trustee
Craig Whitaker Parent Trustee
Bronagh McKenna Parent Trustee
Brendon Ng Parent Trustee
Jo Butlin Parent Trustee

About the Governance of Campbells Bay School

The Board is entrusted to work on behalf of the Ministry of Education, and is accountable for the school’s performance. It emphasises strategic leadership, sets the standards and vision for the school, and ensures Campbells Bay complies with all legal and policy requirements. Policies are made at a governance level and outline clear delegations to the Principal.

Along with the Principal, the board serves as part of the leadership team, and the Principal reports to the board as a whole. In serving the school the board is proactive rather than reactive, and does not involve itself in the daily operational matters of the school. The board places student achievement as its focus, and aims to ask the right questions to best advance the success of the pupils.

If you are interested in reading more about the governance of schools in New Zealand, the New Zealand School Trustee Association website is a good place to start. You can also contact the school board via the school office or directly in email [email protected]

2022 dates – meetings are held at school at 7.00pm

Tuesday 27 September
Tuesday 25 October
Tuesday 29 November

Role of the Board

The Board of Trustees is accountable for the management of the school. It ensures the goals laid out in the school’s Charter are achieved through good practises. The Board serves a number of practical purposes, including setting strategic goals, determining board policy, delegating powers to the appropriate groups of individuals, and reviewing how well all of those functions are being performed.

The Principal manages the school within the parameters set by the policies of the Board. The Board and Principal work in partnership to provide and maintain overviews of school activities, develop and review board policy, provide strategic direction and keep track of progress on all these fronts. You can find our 2022 School Charter here: 2022 CHARTER and Student DATA

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