Around the Table

Updated from your Board of Trustees - Term 3 Update, 2020


Kia ora koutou,



It’s been great to see everyone back at school over the past few weeks, and to see early signs of springtime breaking through!

2020 has certainly been a strange and challenging year, but also an opportunity to focus on the many good things that we do have. On behalf of your board of trustees, I’d like to thank our community for the way in which everyone has pulled together and adapted to moving in and out of covid-19 levels. I’d also like to acknowledge all TPS staff, not only for keeping school life on track but also for their smiles and support around the school.


Have a great holiday, and we look forward to seeing everyone back in Term 4. If you do need to make contact with the board, you’re welcome to come and talk to us and about or we can be emailed at bot@titirangi.school.nz.


Noho ora mai,

Joanne McGregor

Chairperson

Titirangi School Board of Trustees


The Board wishes to acknowledge the effort, dedication, and knowledge that Julie Lynch brings to our school as Principal.


Over the past few months an education specialist has been working with the board to carry out a principal appraisal. This has been a rigorous process that included a staff survey, and interviews with representatives from the board, staff, and students.


Appointing and appraising principals is one of the most important functions that a school board has, and the results of Julie’s appraisal demonstrate that the school is in great hands!


Welcome to Joel

The board has a number of other positives to share with you. The first is to welcome Joel Rewa-Morgan (pictured), who joins us as a co-opted board member. Co-opting is an option available to boards if they feel that the school will benefit from added perspectives and expertise. We felt that increasing our board’s diversity would be beneficial, and we are pleased to have Joel on board to help with that.


Other big news for Term 3 was the birth of Rachelle Watson’s baby boy. As our staff trustee, Rachelle brings an important perspective to our discussions and decision-making. We look forward to seeing Rachelle again soon.


Property projects progress soundly


With level 2 access being a bit more restricted, you may not have had a chance to see the many improvements around the school.


With still more to come, we have two creative and functional new classrooms (rooms 11 and 12), a fantastic new junior playground, a sturdy new fire escape going in for rooms 9 and 10, and ongoing improvements to the school field and new turf area. As you can see, we have completed a good number of projects on the Property Vision developed in 2018.



Get to know the Board of Trustees


The Board is the employer of all staff in the school, is responsible for setting the school's strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff, and students, and ensuring that the school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students. Boards are also responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance, and administration.


We have the best interests of the school at heart and we volunteer our time to do our best for the school




You can find out more about the Board of Trustees on the school website.





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