Board of Trustees
The Avonside Girls High School Board of Trustees works in partnership with school management and is responsible for performing the governance and control functions. Specifically these include being:
- the employer of all staff in the school
- responsible for setting the school's strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff and students, and is
- responsible for providing a safe environment and quality education for all our students.
- oversight of the management of personnel, curriculum, property, and finance including all school assets.
A list of the Board of Trustees' policy documents can be viewed here. A few key policies can be read using the links below - all other policy documents can be made available by contacting the school office.
The Board usually meets each month. The meetings are open to the public and are held in the meeting room at the school at 5.30pm. Members of the public who wish to attend should familiarise themselves with these procedures.
Board of Trustee Meeting Dates for 2019: Wednesday 20 February, Wednesday 27 March, Wednesday 29 May, Wednesday 26 June.
Currently the Board has nine members including five elected parent representatives (one of whom is also elected as the chairperson), an elected student representative, an elected staff representative, the principal, and the immediate past chairperson.
Any enquiries, suggestions, complaints or discussions regarding operational matters at school should be directed to the Principal in the first instance – Mrs Sue Hume. If however your questions or comments are directly related to any of the Board responsibilities listed above e.g. our School Charter, long term property or asset management then these issues should be directed to the Board Chairperson – Ms Monica Davis.
Read the AGHS Charter here.
Read the latest Annual Report here.
Read the latest ERO report here.
School Board Of Trustees Elections 2019
This year the elections for the Boards of Trustees take place in June. All parents and whānau are encouraged to consider participating on the Board/Poari in order to help shape and support the education of their children. The New Zealand School Trustees Association is running Kōrari (aspiring trustees) community information evenings for Christchurch. These are free and informal information sharing sessions for anyone interested in learning more about the role of a school trustee. Please find attached advertising posters below for these events. Interested attendees are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.