Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


Wanted: Talent For Trusteeship

Wanted: Talent For Trusteeship

Thirteen thousand – it’s the population of Rarotonga – it’s the amount of seats at Jade Stadium. . . and it’s how many people New Zealand needs to govern its schools.

A nationwide trustee search kicked off today at the official School Trustee Elections ‘07 launch at Parliament Buildings in Wellington.

2007 will mark 18 years since the first such elections in 1989 when New Zealand’s concept of inviting parents and the community to govern schools was an international first.

School trustee elections are New Zealand’s biggest democratic event. The 2007 campaign aims to attract candidates to stand for seats on around 2,500 school boards. The theme of this year’s election is “make a difference for our schools”.

Election Project Manager Janet Kelly says schools need people with a mix of skills and experience to stand.

“People from the wider community, including parents, can be nominated for election to a school board. It is important that the board reflects the diversity of its community.”

“New Zealand school students need people with a range of skills and experiences to put their hand up to make a difference for their schools.”

Nominations open on March 1, close on March 15 and voting takes place between March 20 and 29.

The New Zealand School Trustees Association is running the 2007 School Trustee Elections in partnership with the Ministry of Education.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Gordon Campbell: Best New Music Of 2017

Any ‘best of list’ has to be an exercise in wishful thinking, given the splintering of everyone’s listening habits... But maybe… it could be time for the re-discovery of the lost art of listening to an entire album, all the way through. Just putting that idea out there. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Ten x Ten - One Hundred of Te Papa's Best-Loved Art Works

An idiosyncratic selection by ten art curators, each of whom have chosen ten of their favourite works. Handsomely illustrated, their choices are accompanied by full-page colour prints and brief descriptions of the work, explaining in straightforward and approachable language why it is of historical, cultural, or personal significance. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Portacom City - Reporting On Canterbury Earthquakes

In Portacom City Paul Gorman describes his own deeply personal story of working as a journalist during the quakes, while also speaking more broadly about the challenges that confront reporters at times of crisis. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Christopher Pugsley’s The Camera in the Crowd - Filming in New Zealand Peace and War 1895-1920

Pugsley brings to life 25 exhilarating years of film making and picture screening in a sumptuously illustrated hardback published by Oratia that tells the story through surviving footage unearthed from the national film archives. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland