School communities are swinging into campaign mode as nominations open for the September school board elections.
School Trustees Association (NZSTA) president Lorraine Kerr says boards bring local knowledge and values to the leadership and decision-making of schools, and work with principals, school staff and whānau to help tamariki reach their potential.
“You’ll be involved in everything from embedding the curriculum and planning for the year ahead, to supporting the principal with raising student achievement, and working through the many issues that crop up in our schools – it’s a big responsibility and a true privilege,” Kerr says.
She says Covid-19 has been a powerful reminder of how important school boards are for keeping tamariki safe, well and engaged in their learning. She looks forward to seeing plenty of nominations and high voter turnouts across Aotearoa communities in September.
“School board elections roll around every three years and give whānau a say in the future of their local schools.”
Nominations close on August 3. Visit NZSTA’s School Board Elections website (https://www.schoolboardelections.org.nz/becoming-a-board-member/) for more information, including promotional material, campaign resources and a live Korari webinar Q&A session for nominees on July 21.