St Joseph's Catholic School New Plymouth - Primary School catering for children from new entrants to year 6


Board of Trustees

Chairperson:

Mrs Leisa Kelsen  

Deputy Chairperson:

Mrs Claire Bolger  

Principal:

Mr Mike Dowd  
     

Staff Representative:

Mrs Fiona Hopkirk  

Elected Trustees:

 

Mrs Sarah Hall

 
  Mr Simon Pease  
  Mrs Leisa Kelsen  
  Mr David Perry  
     

Proprietors Representatives:

Mr Gerard Tooman
 
  Mrs Claire Bolger  
  Mr Tony Basile  

 

THE ROLE OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Board of Trustees has a governance role and sets the vision for the school. By assisting and supporting the Principal, the Board helps define the long term aspirations and strategy of the school.

Primarily the Board is accountable for student achievement and must provide an environment for the delivery of quality educational outcomes. The Board also has specific responsibility for policy, finance, property, health and safety, discipline and the employment and remuneration of senior staff.

The Principal manages the school's day to day operations. This involves allocating responsibilities to staff, involves parents, staff and the school community in developing educational objectives, prepares and implements with the Board a strategic plan to achieve these objectives, selects staff, implements staff training and reviews staff performance. The Principal reports to the Board on learning outcomes and other aspects of school operation.

The Board's role is to:

  • Create a vision for the school's future alongside the Principal
  • Be curriculum focused and "hands off" day to day management
  • Review and audit school policies and the Charter
  • Review and approve a strategic plan each year
  • Set a budget and monitor the school's financial position.
  • Deal with complaints and disciplinary matters referred by the Principal
  • Review the Principal's performance and management of the school
  • Ensure the school communicates effectively with the community.

 

Board members are available to parents and caregivers with regard to matters relating to the governance of the school.

Board Meetings

You are welcome to attend Board of Trustees meetings which are held in the school library.  Meetings start at 5.30pm and are held once a month during term time.  Meetings dates are available from the School Office.

 

Download our 2017 Audited Accounts

Download our 2017 Kiwi Sport Funding Statement

Download our 2017 Analysis of Variance

Download our 2017 Monitored Goals

Download our Charter 2018-2020

Download our Strategic Plan 2018-2020

Download our Annual Plan 2018

Download our Board Members List 2017

Download our Child Protection Procedure