BOT Newsletter October 2015

Introduction

The Board held its seventh meeting of the year on October 19th.

Property update

As you will have already seen in the latest school newsletter, preparatory work is underway on the subsidence remediation for rooms 16-21, and the major upgrade to the Room 19-21 block. This work has been a long time in the planning and it’s exciting that this project is gathering speed.

Due to the long delay signalled by the Ministry of Education in the replacement of the leaky Administration building, we will be carrying out a minor renovation of the reception area over the coming months. This is to attend to some maintenance issues (which had been deferred when the building’s replacement had been expected to be imminent), to improve access into the reception area and to give an overall update to the appearance of this part of the school.

Community of Schools

This is a MOE initiative which involves local schools – from pre-school through to secondary level – collaborating to work on areas of common interest. The potential benefits include access to a wider pool of ideas and expertise across multiple schools, and making the transition from our school into intermediate and secondary schools easier for our students.

Our school has been actively involved in this initiative since it started, and we have now formally joined the Central Auckland Community of Schools by signing a Memorandum of Agreement.

New Board of Trustees member

With a view to succession planning, we have co-opted Michael Holloway to join the BOT. Our long-term treasurer Andrew Cleland will be standing down from the BOT at the time of the 2016 elections. Michael will be working alongside Andrew in the treasurer role until then.

Michael and his wife Claire have two daughters at the school. Michael’s professional background is in the property industry and he brings a lot of experience in the financing aspects of property projects. His experience will be valuable to the school as we continue to develop and implement our long-term property plans.

Board Contact Details

You can find the email contact details for Board of Trustee members at the following link;

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