Education Act Changes

The new legislation comes into effect on 19 May 2017.

We have created an overview of these changes.


NZSTA will continue to update you with factsheets, newsletters and through our website. 

You can call 0800 782 435 or email


Expectations of a Trustee

School trustees have a very important role in making sure every child achieves their potential at school.

Here are some of the things they do

How do you prepare for this?

There are a number of ways that you can prepare or develop the skills required.  Check out our professional development programmes.

Meeting fee

Most boards follow the generally accepted guidelines for payments for attendance at board meetings, with trustees paid $55 a meeting and the chair $75. The IRD has provided for this payment to be tax-free to a level of $605 per annum for members and $825 per annum for the chair, in recognition that these fees cover the expense of attending meetings. Boards have the right to decide how much their members are paid. The principal, as a member of the board, is entitled to the same payment as all other trustees except the chairperson. 

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