Date: Friday, 03 June 2016
Posted by: Joanne Borgman

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, it’s my pleasure to provide you with an update of the Board activities and some of the exciting things happening in our school.

The Board of Trustees election process has just been completed with four parents standing for the five positions, so no election is required.  The four parents are all existing BOT members being myself, Richard McPhail, Lindsay McGuigan and Paul Borgman.  Robert Young did not stand for re-election and we thank him for his contribution over the last 6 years.  The new staff representative is George Arthur-Amohau who replaces Toni Tippett.  Toni has made a valuable contribution to the Board and we thank her for her input.  Other members of the Board are our Proprietor Reps, Father Damian, Barry Roughan, Bernie Weller and Tony Wilkins and our Student Rep Ella Brown.  We are looking for one more parent representative so please contact me if you are interested.

In May, the Board completed the Annual Head of Learning Area Expo which involved each of the eight Heads presenting to the Board on their department over the last year.  The eight departments are English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Education, Technology, Arts, Health and PE, and Social Sciences.  This is a very valuable exercise for the Board as we can hear from each department what their achievements have been, changes that are happening and any areas that the Board can assist them in.  It also gives us an opportunity to see the environment that our children are learning in first hand. 

It was evident from our discussions that every department continues to work very hard to improve learning opportunities and the achievement of your children. There are exciting things happening in a number of curriculum areas and the Heads of Learning Areas are very future focussed about ensuring that each student can have success in their future career.

While the year is nearly half over, we still have two major reviews to happen – ERO and The Catholic Education Review.  These reviews put a lot of extra work and pressure on our staff who are already under time constraints, especially as we get closer to the end of the year.   The Board recognise this extra pressure and thank all our staff for their dedication and commitment as we showcase our school.

As our Board looks forward to the next three years, there is one thing for certain – change will happen, whether it is technology, resources, career pathways or teaching techniques.  We need to ensure our school continues to meet the needs our of students in this time of change so that they are prepared for life.

Rhonda Reid

 

 

Rhonda Reid

 

Board of Trustees

St Peter’s College (Gore)

Board of Trustee Election

Declaration of Parent and Staff Election Results

At the close of nominations, as the number of valid nominations was below the number of vacancies required to be filled, I hereby declare the following duly elected:

BORGMAN Paul

MCGUIGAN Lyndsay

MCPHAIL Richard

REID Rhonda

At the close of nominations, as there was only one valid nomination received I hereby declare the following duly elected:

ARTHUR-AMOHAU George  

Signed J Henry

Returning Officer

 

 

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Postal Address: P O Box 94, Gore 9740
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Fax: (03) 208 0000
Email: office@stpetersgore.school.nz

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