Sunnynook School

Board of Trustees

Sunnynook School is fortunate to have a hardworking and supportive Board of Trustees.  Elections are held every three years. The role of the Board is to govern the school in accordance with Acts of Parliament and the School Charter.  Board of Trustee meetings are held monthly and are public meetings.  Dates of the scheduled meetings are advertised in the school newsletter.  Board information and minutes of meetings are available in a folder held in the School Foyer.

Current Members

ChairpersonJason Alexander
TrusteeRebecca Tindall
TrusteeSteve McCracken
TrusteeNicole France
TrusteeVacancy - See below
PrincipalVirginia Montague
Staff RepresentativeAudrey Cadness

Minutes Secretary                                   Lee-Ann Griffiths

Pictured L to R: Steve McCracken, Jason Alexander,  Audrey Cadness, Rebecca Tindall and Nicole France

The Board of Trustees (BOT) is a partnership consisting of committed community members, Mrs Montague and Miss Audrey Cadness represent the teachers.  The BOT is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the school and ensuring our school is an excellent learning environment for all students.  The BOT plays a vital role in providing quality education.  Certain legal obligations are required such as reviewing and updating the school charter and strategic plans, policy review and development, asset management including finance and property and health and safety compliance.

New Board members are supported and encouraged to attend education sessions to develop their skills in effective governance. Each Board member has a three year term. Meetings are monthly for approximately three hours. These meetings adhere to a formal format, although delivered in a casual and supportive manner.


Sunnynook Primary School Board of Trustees

Casual Vacancy

Sunnynook School Board of Trustees is looking for a parent representative to fill a casual vacancy created following the departure of David Hermans, who relocated with his family earlier this year.

We would like to encourage all eligible members of our school community to consider taking on this rewarding and important role, which enables you to get involved in the governance of the school.

If you are interested in joining the board, please provide a short description about yourself including:

  • Why you would like to join the board

  • What skills you have that would be useful

  • Details of any relevant previous experience

School boards of trustees are made up of people with a range of skills and experiences. The composition of the board should mirror the cultural diversity of the school community it serves, therefore we encourage applicants from all cultural backgrounds. A person with skills in the area of finance or construction/property would also be of particular benefit to our board at this time.

Please submit your short description, contact details and questions regarding this vacancy via email to:   secretary@sunnynookschool.nz by 5pm Wednesday, 6 May 2020. 

The next BOT meeting is on Tuesday, 12 May which the candidate will be invited to attend.

The successful candidate will be notified no later than Wednesday, 13 May 2020.

Please note that the term of office for this position finishes on 1 December 2020 when our next election is due to be held.

Check here to see if you are eligible to be a school board of trustees member here.

To learn more about what is involved in being a school trustee:

We look forward to hearing from you

Regards,


Jason Alexander 

Board Chair



BOT Newsletter Nov 2019

BOT Newsletter Sept 2019

BOT Newsletter Sept 2018

2018 Annual  Report 

2019 Annual Report