Board of Trustees The Board of Trustees (BOT) at Long Bay College welcomes you to our school and community. We are very proud of our college, our dedicated staff and our amazing students. Annual Report Long Bay College Annual Report for the Year Ended 31 December 2018 Board of Trustees Casual vacancy for an Elected Trustee A casual vacancy has occurred on the board of trustees for an elected parent representative. The board has resolved under section 105, Education Act 1989 to fill the vacancy by selection. If 10% or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held. Any eligible voter who wishes to ask the board to hold a by-election should email to: The Chairperson LBC Board of Trustees C/- firstname.lastname@example.org Or write to: Long Bay College 30 Ashely Avenue Long Bay Auckland 0630 By: Friday, 27 November 2020 BOARD MEMBERS Christy Allison – email@example.com Kevin de Jong (Chairperson) – firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com CJ Healey (Principal) – firstname.lastname@example.org Vanessa Mitschak – email@example.com Justin O’Sullivan – firstname.lastname@example.org Steve Piner – email@example.com Simon Tran – firstname.lastname@example.org Denise Trent (Staff Trustee) – email@example.com Josh Boshra (Student Trustee 2020/21) – firstname.lastname@example.org INTERESTED IN KNOWING MORE ABOUT THE ROLE OF YOUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES? The Board of Trustees has a governance role and is responsible for setting the school’s strategic direction and ensuring that the school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students. The Board is responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration. Time Requirements: Regular monthly Board meetings are generally held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.00pm. Our meetings are open for public attendance, however they are not public meetings. Speaking rights must be requested from the Chairperson. The Finance/Property Sub Committee generally meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm (prior to the full Board meeting). Skill Requirements: Communication skills – At Board level you are required to communicate your thoughts and ideas to the Board. You need to have the ability to work within a group and to work with other individuals on the Board. Governance – A need to understand the difference between governance and management. The Board needs to be able to see the “bigger picture” and be forward thinking. Finance and Business – It is not essential that every Board member has these skills. The Board needs to have some members with these attributes however we also need to have members who have other life skills and expertise to bring to the Board. The school financial statements are managed and presented monthly by the Business Manager/Executive Officer. Do I need to have a child at the school? One does not need to have a child at the school to be a Board member. Community members are welcome on the Board. Appointment of staff: The Board is required to appoint the Principal. All other appointments are the responsibility of the Principal. Chairperson role: The Chairperson is a Board member like all the other trustees however the role involves a greater level of commitment. The Chairperson is also the individual who will liaise with outside organisations, give the end of the year speeches and front any significant issues at the school. The Chairperson needs to lead the Board, chair the meetings and organise the annual Principal Appraisal. Board election: The Board of Trustees must hold elections for parents and staff trustees every three years (triennial election). Within a Board’s term, casual vacancies can arise so if you wish to express your interest, should this arise, please do not hesitate to contact Kevin de Jong – email@example.com Student representative election: Year 9 to 12 students are eligible for the election to Student Representative for a one year term on the Board of Trustees. Nomination forms are available from the Student Centre and students may nominate themselves. The election takes place in approximately the last week of Term Three. The elected student will represent the student perspective in board meetings which take place once a month during term time. The candidate’s ideal skill set includes the ability to communicate well, think critically and work effectively in a team.