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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Kia ora e te Whānau o Sunnynook Primary - Nau Mai Haere Mai!
This information hub has been put together by the Board of Trustees of Sunnynook Primary School, otherwise referred to as BOT, to inform and engage the school community regarding key outcomes the Board is currently focusing on.
When information is updated on this page, the community will be notified via the school's Hero App.
If there is anything in particular you would like to see here - please let us know! If you see us around the school - please say 'Hi'!
Members of the school community are most welcome to attend and observe Board Meetings.
- Next Board Meeting: 16 May 2023
- Next Board Election: September 2023
As the parents and caregivers of the students of our school, your input is extremely important in order for us to create and deliver Health and Physical Education Programmes that are suitable and impactful for our unique student community.
We thank all those who took the time to complete our survey in December 2022 and send through your feedback. The results of the survey support our proposed Health Curriculum Statement of Intent and delivery programme which is fantastic confirmation that the school's direction is supported by the school community.
On Thursday 4th May 2023 we held an Information Session which outlined the programme year by year as well as the newly introduce MITEY Programme.
2022 BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION RESULTS
In September 2022 we had 3 Parent Representative positions and the Teacher Representative position open for re-election.
2 candidates put themselves forward and thus both were declared duly elected - we are thrilled to welcome back Jason Alexander as both Parent Representative and Presiding Member of the Board of Trustees (BOT), and Steve McCracken as fellow Parent Representative. With 1 position remaining unfilled, the Board excercised our right to co-opt a nominated community member that we felt would have a lot to contribute to the school by being on the Board of Trustees and have appointed Soriya Em to join the Board until the next election late 2023. Congratulations also to Sei Tereora for being re-elected by his peers to serve as the Teacher Representative for the next 3 years.
LINEWIZE ONLINE SAFETY HUB
This year the Board agreed to fund a partnership with LINEWIZE in which our school community are given access to high quality, online safety and digital wellness education. The school has implemented security tools provided by LINEWIZ on all in-school devices.
We encourage everyone to make use of this valuable facility as it includes:
* Parent advice guides
* Free tools for parent's to protect children's devices at home
* App & Game Reviews including social media app risk reviews
* Online Safety Quiz
* Additional Resources
The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the school and ensuring our school is an excellent learning environment for all students.
For the last 18 months, the Board has been working closely with the school's Leadership Team, a dedicated Curriculum Committee of Teachers and with the guidance of an experienced facilitator. Many working sessions have been undertaken to ensure the school's values are being represented in all areas of our Strategic Plan.
Developing a 3 year plan is no simple task and we can assure you it is being given ongoing in-depth consideration from all angles to ensure that every student has the opportunity to learn for success.
An important part of the Board's role is to ensure that the school's property is adequately maintained and that funds are provisioned to allow for future school growth. Some of these plans and upgrades are obvious to the community - such as the recent, long-awaited Administration Block Upgrade. Many other projects are not as noticeable but are happening all the time - including roofing upgrades, fitting security cameras and flood lighting, new fit out of classrooms and pool repainting, just to name a few!
THANK YOU TO OUR PTA!
The Board of Trustees would like to acknowledge the ongoing efforts of our Parent Teacher Association, more commonly referred to as the PTA.
The PTA is a volunteer committee that welcomes all parents, whānau and caregivers, as well as staff, to join together to support the school through community engagement and fundraising. A committed and enthusiastic PTA is an amazing opportunity for all corners of the school community to come together and support each other and our school.
We are fortunate to have a dedicated PTA - thank you, we appreciate you!