Board of Trustees

About our Board of Trustees

Board Member Role
Bevan Verryt Principal
Sarah Geelen Staff Trustee
Kim Daji Presiding Member
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]

2023 dates – meetings are held at school at 7.00pm

14 February
28 March
2 May
30 May
27 June
1 August
29 August
19 September
30 October
28 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. 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 2023 School Charter here: CBS Charter 2023

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