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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 Consultation Space

The Consultation Space provides information and links to NZSTA member surveys on issues of interest to NZSTA member boards that  NZSTA is currently seeking views on from member boards.

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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 Governance Essentials, H&S and Vulnerable Children workshops in your region.

Template resources - The following resources are available for download.

Governance Internal Evaluation Tool (IET)- 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.

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.

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? -  You should also complete an 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 selection to a casual vacancy of a parent trustee, any co-option, and when there is a change in principal or chair.  Note: the form does not have to be completed for re-elected trustees, unless their status has changed e.g. a trustee becomes Chair, or a Chair reverts to being a trustee.

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Vacancies

NZSTA is currently seeking applications for the following roles. 

Employment Advisers (Level 1) - 2 positions

Adviser Governance - Advisory & Support Centre

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What's New

-  M 16-09 - Subject: Term 4 roundup (Members only)

-  STAnews - Nov / Des issue 269 (Members only)

-  Education Amendment Bill Submission (Members only)

-  Guidelines re Varying School Opening Hours  

-  NZSTA is currently seeking views from member boards. (Members only)

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NZSTA New Trustees

It may seem rather daunting to start, with all the terms and processes which can seem so foreign and difficult to grasp, but we have good news! We are here to help and support you and your board of trustees. Explore our website it is packed with information and resourcesLearning modules, Governance essentials, compete a Policy framework, also read Making a difference: Trustee handbook and the Trusteeship guide. Remember to update your board details please complete an Appendix 2

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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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NZSTA News

All schools memo:

All schools memo 2016-10: Earthquake Memorandum

Members memo: (Members only)

NZSTA Home page NewM 16-09 - Subject: Term 4 roundup

Media statement:

16-08-12 - Accentuate the positive key to behaviour management in schools

Newsletters & Publications:

NZSTA Home page NewSTAnews - Nov / Des issue 269 (Members only)

NZSTA - Regional Newsletters (Members only)

NZSTA - Publications

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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 Members Area

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Regional Newsletters

Member Memos

Member Publications

Trustee Handbook 

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Copyright

Newsfeed

NZSTA Services

Advisory Support Centre

Operating hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm 

   Phone: 0800 782 435

   Fax:     (04) 473 4706

(Option 1)

   Governance Advice 

   Emailgovadvice@nzsta.org.nz

(Option 2)

   Employment Advice 

   Emaileradvice@nzsta.org.nz    

(Option 3)

   Professional Development  

   Advice 

(Option 4

   Office of the President 

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   Other enquiries

   

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NZSTA Parent Place

Parent Place provides information and articles of interest to parents and caregivers. Partners in Learning sets out what parents can expect from their child’s school and more importantly, how they can help their child do well at school.

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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

Welcome to New Trustees

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 and Managing School Staff

Principal Performance Management

Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) programme

Employment Conditions

Employment Records

Recruitment Managment System

Endorsed Consultants