Office of the President
The Office of the President is the face and voice of NZSTA member boards, and is responsible for all NZSTA membership activity including
- representing NZSTA member boards on sector groups and working parties
- communicating with and advocating for NZSTA member boards
- publishing member-only publications
- providing support and secretariat services to NZSTA Regional Executives
- providing support and secretariat services to the NZSTA President and Board
Services provided by the Office of the President are available exclusively to NZSTA member boards.
NZSTA Officeholder elections
The office of the President coordinates and manages the NZSTA President election, NZSTA Board elections and NZSTA Regional Executive Elections.
NZSTA Conference and AGM
The Office of the President is responsible for organising all aspects of the NZSTA National Conference.
2016 Conference: Effective governance: Accelerating educational success for every learner
2015 Conference: Strategic governance: Driving a culture of excellence
2015 AGM (docx)
The President’s Office maintains strong links with NZSTA member boards through regional visits, contacts with NZSTA Regional Executives and one-to-one communication with NZSTA member boards. In addition, we publish a number of members-only communications.
STAnews is NZSTA’s membership magazine. It is published monthly except for November/December and January/February, which are combined issues.
NZSTA members memos provide information, analysis and commentary on issues of relevance to NZSTA member boards.
NZSTA Trustee handbook
The NZSTA Trustee handbook is a comprehensive guide to school governance.
Consultation with member boards
NZSTA consults and works with member boards and other sector stakeholders on issues affecting the interests of member boards through the NZSTA Regional Network and direct contact with member boards. NZSTA also surveys member boards from time to time on issues of current or potential significance to school boards of trustees to supplement the information we gather from other channels.
Formal feedback and submissions
NZSTA drafts formal submissions and feedback on behalf of boards on proposed legislative changes or policy issues that have the potential to impact on the work of school boards of trustees.
16 04 15 ASA Review of Childrens Advertising Codes (669.9KB PDF)
16 02 29 Education Council Rules (379.29KB PDF)
View NZSTA older NZSTA submissions.
View NZSTA Media statements.
View NZSTA Members Memos.
NZSTA advocates for and represents the interests of its member boards through a strong presence on a wide range of sector groups and working parties at a national and regional level. In recent years, these have included
- Children’s Action Plan – Workforce Advisory Group
- Initial Teacher Education Reference Group
- NZQA Leaders Forum
- NELP - National Education Leaders Partnership
- National Standards Sector Advisory Group
- Office of the Auditor General – Māori Education Steering Group
- Police – Education Reference Group
- PB4L - Positive Behaviour for Learning
- RERG - Rural Education Reference Group
- Ministerial Cross Sector Forum on Raising Achievement
- School Statistics Monitoring Committee
- Secondary Leaders Forum
- School Transport Groups
- Special Education Advisory Group
- Special Education Dispites Resolution Working Group
Regular liaison and relationship-building
NZSTA meets regularly with key people, agencies and groups in the sector including Ministers, Ministry of Education officials, Education Review Office (ERO), the Education Council, principals’ groups and education unions to promote understanding of school boards of trustees’ governing role, and to discuss issues of mutual concern to boards and other stakeholder groups.
The President will also advocate directly with Ministry of Education officials and Ministers on behalf of individual member boards where they are experiencing problems which cannot otherwise be resolved.
NZSTA’s representation and advocacy work is led by a full time President supported by NZSTA elected officials and staff including a full-time policy analyst.
Member boards are welcome to raise issues at any time by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or through your Regional Executive.
Office of the President
0800 782 435 Option 5