Governance is where: The Board is entrusted to work on behalf of all stakeholders and is accountable for the school’s performance. It emphasises strategic leadership, sets the vision for the school, and ensures that it complies with legal and policy requirements. Policies are at a governance level and outline clear delegations to the principal.
Trustees are elected by the parent community, staff members and, in the case of schools with students above Year 9, the students. The principal is also a member of the board. The board can also co-opt additional trustees. Co-option cannot be used to fill casual vacancies on a board; a board must hold a by-election to fill the casual vacancy or fill the casual vacancy by selection having first given consideration to the requirements of Section 105 of the Education Act 1989.
A standard board of trustees' membership includes:
between three and seven parent elected trustees
The Principal of the school
one staff elected trustee
one student elected trustee (in schools with students above Year 9)
co-opted trustees, and
up to four trustees appointed by the proprietor (in state integrated schools only).
Roger is our BOT Chairperson. He is a former pupil of Mairehau and his family has a long association with the school. His children also attended Mairehau High School.
Harry has been the Principal of Mairehau High School since 2004
Margaret is the Learning Team Leader of the Arts Faculty, Learning Team Leader of Careers and Dean of International Students
Don is a contractor in the medical equipment field. His children attended Mairehau High School. Don firmly believes a good education is vital for our young people to achieve in the world today. He currently chairs the Student Discipline and Health and Safety Committees.
Darrell is the Student Representative on the Board of Trustees.
Heather works as an Academic Administrator for the school of Law at the University of Canterbury. She has been a parent representative on the Board at Mairehau High School since 2012, following six years on the Board at Parkview Primary School. Heather has had two children at Mairehau.
Murray is proud to be on the Mairehau High School Board of Trustees. His sons have recently left school. Murray has a strong interest in the school's development and education. Murray works at Hewlett-Packard in the software development area. Murray is the Deputy Chairperson.
Tena koutou, Luana and her husband have been impressed with the experiences and education that their son received from Mairehau High School and its motivated teaching team. With previous board experiences she felt a commitment to support the school and its students to continue to excel in all areas of education. Luana believes the strength of the community comes from the strength of its school.