Thank you for your patience as we continue to review and update our forms, templates, guidance, and other information following the lifting of the COVID-19 vaccination updates. In the meantime, our Advisory and Support Centre is available to discuss any governance or employment matters on 0800 782 435, or alternatively by email  –  (for employment advice) or  (for governance advice).

Welcome new board members

If you have just become a school board member, congratulations and welcome to the world of school governance and board membership! | Nau mai ki te ao o te poari kaitiaki i te kura me te noho hei mema poari.

All the terms and processes can seem a bit overwhelming, but the good news is that NZSTA is here to help and support you and your school board.

Start your board member journey by having a look at the services NZSTA provides to all board members here. They include our Advisory and Support Centre, regional support and our Learning and Development programme on NZSTA Knowledge Hub.

As a new board member and to make full use of NZSTA services make sure you register via Appendix 2 (Change in School Board Membership).  

'School Governance - A guide for NZSTA member boards' is available to view and download here, if your board is a member of NZSTA. If your board is not a member of NZSTA, Making a difference - School board member booklet, is available to view and download here.

These resources will give you an overview of what being on a school board involves. There is a lot to take in, so you’ll find it useful to read through it and dip into it again as questions or situations come up on your school governance journey

Have fun exploring our website! For any questions you can always get in touch contact with our Advisory and Support Centre on 0800 782 435. See our opening hours below. You can also email us any time on:  and

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