Middle Syndicate

Board of Trustees

Why do we have a Board?
All New Zealand state and state-integrated schools are required to have a Board of Trustees under the New Zealand Education Act.

What does the Board do?
The Board governs the school whilst the Principal manages the day to day running of the school. The Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the school, overseeing the management of personnel, property, finance and administration. It is the Board's responsibility to deal with employment matters referred to them by the Principal as well as ensuring the school communicates effectively with the community.

Who is on the Board?
The Board of Trustees is made up of parent representatives, a staff representative and the Principal. This small group of people work behind the scenes to make sure our school runs effectively to raise student achievement. 

Neil Sainsbury - Principal

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Ma’ao Vaireka - Chairperson.

Fenella Heeley - Board Member
Ursula Walker - Board Member
Jeremy Adrian - Board Member
Bashier Esbach - Board Member
Amy Ririnui - Board Secretary
Judy Benseman  - Staff Representative

To contact a member of the board in confidence you can email the board chairperson at bot@konini-primary.school.nz
Where and when do the board meet?
Meetings are held once a month, please see the office or contact the school to find out about upcoming board meetings.
What should I do if I have a concern or issue I would like to see addressed?
First speak to the relevant staff member, and then the Principal, before reaching Board level.
Where can I find a copy of the minutes?
A copy of the minutes are posted on the school noticeboard in the reception area and can be access via the link below.

Can I attend a meeting?
Members of the school community are welcome to attend and observe at any Board meetings, if you would like to attend please contact us.

Board Minutes

Click here to view the Board minutes (opens within your browser window)