NZSTA Vision/Outcomes Statement

All schools are effectively governed by a board of trustees whose primary focus is every student achieving their highest possible educational potential.

Trustee Elections

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The Trustee Election website provides Returning Officers with the ability to register for Triennial Elections.

Becoming a school trustee - this three minute video outlines what trusteeship is all about.

School Trustee

Also available are Election Planner and Election Promo Documents.

Need to advise an update for your Board of Trustees? -  complete an Appendix F (New or change of membership of the Board of Trustees) This online form is to be completed for every trustee that takes office following an election, by-election, co-option, or selection; and when there is a change in board personnel, e.g. principal or chairperson.

2016 Trustee Triennial Election

The suggested common election date is Friday 3 June 2016.  This would allow the election to be held within the school term and meet the time frame.  Below are the deadlines if using this date (you can also use our calculator):

Close poll election day noon

Friday 3 June 2016

Count votes

Thursday 9 June 2016

Full description of all the election dates.

Trustee Professional Development


All NZSTA professional development is delivered by a group of high quality experienced providers.  Professional development and support opportunities will be delivered at no cost to you or your board.

Trustees find workshops in your region

Principal Performance Review - Professional Development e-learning

Performance Management Review

Employer Role - Professional Development e-learning


Charter Review Module - Professional Development e-learning

Charter Review 

Welcome aBoard - An Introduction to Trusteeship

Welcome aBoard

Contact your Professional Development Adviser