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Board of Trustees

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Andrew Shipley
Board Chair
Ph: 027 435 5302
Steve Sheere
Ben Naylor
Health & Safety
Danielle Thompson
Policies & Procedures
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Christina Hughes
Ph: 021 509 687
Neill O'Reilly
Joy Banks
Staff Representative

2016 was an election year for the Board of Trustees.  The election went to vote with the above parent Board of Trustees elected by parents, and the staff representative voted by staff.

The Board comprises of  five  elected members, the Principal and one staff representative. Parent and staff representatives are elected for a period of 3 years to govern the school.  The Board has the power to co-opt members for specific tasks.  
The school’s Charter & Annual Plan sets out the direction for school development. An Annual Plan defines goals/priorities for the year.
The Board works closely with the Principal, to ensure children’s educational needs are catered for. The Board also supports the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in fundraising and parent involvement. 
Minutes of the Board meetings are available on the Parent Information shelves in the CHOICE Room.  There is also a drop box in the CHOICE Room as a means of communicating comments and suggestions to our team.

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Contact us
Phone 03 383 2736

Office email

Absences (text) 027 202 3543 or

170 Burwood Rd
Christchurch 8083
School Hours: 8.55am – 3.00pm
E-mail :
School Office Hours: 8.30am – 3.30pm

School Bank Account for Student Expenses:
03 1700 0622075 25
Please state child's name & activity

OSCAR Bank Account for OSCAR programme
03 1700 0622075 26
Please state child's name & OSCAR