NZSTA Outcomes Statement

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

NZSTA Conference

NZSTA Conference 2016 

NZSTA 27th Annual Conference 15-17 July 2016, Wellington.

Effective Governance: Accelerating educational success for every learner.

Register for the conference now!

Early Bird registration closes - Friday 1 July

Full registration closes - Friday 8 July

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Trustee Professional Development

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

Register for a professional development course.

Trustees, find workshops in your region.

Template resources - The following resources are available for download.

Home page NewGovernance Internal Evaluation tool - To help boards identify areas where they need to improve their governance practice.

The Treaty of Waitangi and school governance - These resources are focused on enabling trustees to better understand the Treaty and emphasise the responsibility boards have in ensuring that the implications, obligations and spirit of the Treaty are implemented and upheld.

Home page NewThe Haepapa Effective Governance in Māori Medium online flip-book resource has been created to support the role for a trustee working in Māori medium Level 1 and 2, immersion, bilingual units and Kura ā-iwi.

Hautū - Māori cultural responsiveness self review tool for boards of trustees.

Student trustee challenges - In conjunction with the Spirit of Adventure, NZSTA offers 5 day residential programmes for student trustees.  These programmes are designed to give student trustees the skills, knowledge and experience to rise to the challenge associated with their role on the board.  (entries open in October)

Trustee accreditation - NZSTA offers trustees from member boards the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to strengthening school governance by becoming an NZSTA Accredited Trustee.

Application process NZSTA Provider - Potential providers are required to complete an application process.

Provider pages (Providers only)

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Trustee Elections

All information relating to becoming a trustee can be viewed on the Trustee Election website.

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

School Trustee

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Also available are Election Planner and Election Promo Documents.

Need to advise an update for your Board of Trustees? -  complete a Appendix 2 - Change in Membership of Board of Trustees (previously called Appendix F). This online form is to be completed for every new trustee that takes office following any parent, staff or student election; any parent, staff or student by-election, any co-option or selection to a casual vacancy of a trustee, and when there is a change in principal or chair.  Note: the form does not have to be completed for re-elected trustees.

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What's New

-  The Haepapa Effective Governance in Māori Medium online flip-book resource has been created to support the role for a trustee working in Māori medium Level 1 and 2, immersion, bilingual units and Kura ā-iwi.

-  M 16-05 - Subject: NZSTA Annual Conference and AGM (Members only)

-  Governance Internal Evaluation Tool has been developed to help boards identify areas where they need to improve their governance practice.

-  Returning Officer's Module is now available and provides an overview of the role and the duties involved. 

-  The most important task a board will undertake is to select and appoint a new principal.

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Welcome aBoard (module images)

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Need to advise an update for your Board of Trustees? -  complete a Appendix 2.

Note: Appendix 2 does not have to be completed for re-elected trustees.

Board Resources:

Board policy framework

Template resources

Board as employer

Governance

Role of the board

Appoint a new principal

Board responsibilities

Board publications

Effective governance publications and resources

Representation - Information, resources and support related to board representation are detailed in this section.

Trustee handbook (Members only)

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NZSTA Health Safety

Health and Safety Act 2015

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Health and Safety resources are available to assist with the introduction of the new Health and Safety legislation.

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Govtalks

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Govtalks is the place to view a series of short videos from a range of speakers on the key components of governance, accountability, leadership, representation and the employer role.

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NZSTA News

All schools memo:

2016-3 - End of Term 1: Update

Members memo: (Members only)

Home page NewM 16-05 - Subject: NZSTA Annual Conference and AGM 

Media statement:

16-04-15 - Many planning to stand again in 10th trustee elections

Newsletters & Publications:

STAnews - May issue 263 (Members only)

NZSTA - Regional Newsletters (Members only)

NZSTA - Publications

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Newsfeed

NZSTA Parent Place

Parent Place provides information and articles of interest to parents and caregivers. 

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NZSTA E-learning

NZSTA webinars and on-line modules are informative and practical professional development for trustees. 

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quick links

About NZSTA:

NZSTA as an Organisation

President's Office

Annual General Meeting

NZSTA Representation

NZSTA Board

NZSTA Hubs

FAQ

Accountability:  PD Accountability

Board Responsibilities

Parent Place

Legislative Environment

Improving Student Outcomes

School Property

Health and Safety

Student Safety

Internet Safety

Funding / Finance

Representation:  PD Representation

Board of Trustees

Becoming a Trustee

Who is on the Board

Trustee Elections

Expectation of a Trustee

Leadership:  PD Leadership

Governance

Role of the Board

Investing in Educational Success (IES)

Improving Student Outcomes

Conflict and Complaints

Delegations

Effective Governance - Publications and Resources

Employer Role:  PD Employer Role

Board as Employer

Appointment Process

HR Self-Audit Processes

Vulnerable Children Act (2014)

Recruiting an Managing School Staff

Principal Performance Management

Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) programme

Employment Conditions

Employment Records

Recruitment Managment System

Endorsed Consultants

Vacancies

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