Welcome to the world of school governance and trusteeship

Nau mai ki te ao kāwana me te tiaki kura


If you have just become a school trustee, congratulations and welcome to the world of school governance and trusteeship! | Nau mai ki to ao Kāwana me te tiaki kura!

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 board of trustees.

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

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

Trusteeship – A guide for school trustees 2019,  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 -Trustee booklet, is available to view and download here.

Have fun exploring our website! It's packed with information, resources and videos about the work of the board. Here are some more suggestions:

  • scroll down this page for some resources and videos to view right away
  • click on the menu on the top right-hand corner of the screen for topics relevant to the work of the board and being a trustee
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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 and you can email any time on: govadvice@nzsta.org.nz  and eradvice@nzsta.org.nz

Look out for more communications from NZSTA in the coming weeks about our post-election Learning and Development programme available to all trustees, including free face to face workshops and our new digital platform NZSTA Knowledge Hub!

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