All of New Zealand’s state and state-integrated schools have a board of trustees. The board of trustees is the Crown entity responsible for the governance of the school. The board is the employer of all staff in the school and is responsible for setting the school’s strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff, and students, and for ensuring that its school provides a safe environment and quality education for all of its students. Boards are also responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance, and administration.
NZSTA has developed “A Parent’s Guide to the Role of the Board of Trustees”, to provide information and advice for parents and caregivers on what they can expect from the board of trustees.