Introduction

The Board held its fifth meeting of 2020 on 15 September 2020 and our final meeting with Janice Adamson.

Jane Bush appointed as new Principal

Following our robust and rigorous process of identifying and recruiting a new Principal the Board is thrilled to have Jane Bush join the school as Principal from 16 November 2020.  As noted in the announcement, Jane has been the foundation principal at Hingaia Peninsula School in Karaka for the past 9½ years.  Her extensive experience with Innovative Learning Environments, working with a diverse multi-cultural school and empathetic, collaborative, inclusive communication skills will be of huge value to our school.  Please welcome Jane and have a chat with her whenever you have the opportunity as she is very keen to get to know our school community.

We were very fortunate to have a number of high calibre applicants which reflects the excellent reputation of our school.  The Board used the feedback from our community of staff, children and parents to set the criteria used for selecting the new Principal, and also worked closely with the Education Group in making this key appointment.  We would like to thank everyone who responded, your input was invaluable to the process.

We would like to thank Jane Cameron for standing in as Acting Principal until Jane Bush starts.

Property

The administration building has been completed and the car park gate has been replaced following damage by a contractor.

As we now have MOE approval for the two new classrooms which will be placed above the senior playground we will be going to tender soon to find a suitable Construction Company for the works. The intent is for the works to take place over the end of year holiday period.

The Board has also agreed to defer works to the hall roof this summer to allow for other works that may be needed with further announcements on these to follow over the coming months.

Finances

The school is in a good position financially despite the impact of COVID-19.  We give thanks to the 93% of families who have already paid their annual school fees.

Board Contact Details

You can find the email contact details for Board of Trustee members at the following link; http://victoriaave.com/bot