Westshore School Board 

                    What is the                     Westshore School Board

All of New Zealand's state schools have a School Board.  The Board is the Crown entity responsible for the governance and the control of the management of the school, and are accountable for the school’s performance.  

The Board is responsible for determining the strategic direction in which the school is heading       (in consultation with parents, staff and students).  The Board must also ensure that its school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students. Boards are also responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration.

The Principal is the Boards's chief executive in       relation to the school's control and management.     The Principal is required to comply with the Board's general policy directions; but has complete discretion to manage the school on a day to day basis.

Who makes up the Board

At Westshore School, our Board is made up of:

- The Principal of the school
- One elected staff representative: 
- Five parent elected trustees
- Co-opted trustees (as needed)

Members are elected by the parent community and staff members.  Elections for parent and staff members are held every three years.  A by-election can occur at any stage in the 3 year election cycle if an elected trustee resigns from the board and thereby creates a vacancy.

Current Board Members 2024

Ailne Bradley:  ​​​​​​​Presiding Member

Jo Mosley: Deputy Presiding Member

Martin Madden: Principal

Brook Forman: Staff Representative ​​​​​​​

Keith Price: Parent Representative​​​​​​​

Anna Byers: ​​​​​​​Parent Representative

Ryan Huthnance: Parent Representative

Lyn Oliver: Secretary​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

To contact a member of the Board, please email: admin@westshore.school.nz or write care of the School Office.

 Emails will be directed to the Presiding Member - You may also leave a message at the office on (06) 835-9565