St Joseph’s is blessed with a very good range of expertise and experience on the board of trustees. The composition of the board also reflects the school’s cultural diversity, intergenerational links and commitment to service.
The role of the Board of Trustees (BOT) is governance.
The Board is accountable for student progress and achievement. It provides the strategic direction for the school through the Charter (a long term plan, an annual plan and student achievement targets). It also sets policy, provides a framework in which the Principal manages the school, complies with Ministry of Education (MOE) legal requirements, employs the staff, is responsible for the health and safety of the site, property, finances and self-review.
The Principal is a member of the Board and contributes to governance but is also responsible for the day-to-day management the school, implementing policy, the charter and directed by the Education Act to manage the school as he/she sees fit.
More information on the role of the Board is available here: http://resources.nzsta.org.nz/Parent_Guide/index.html