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.

The meetings are open to the public and are held in a meeting room at the school starting at 5:30pm. Members of the public who wish to attend should familiarise themselves with these procedures and notify the Board Secretary of their intention to attend by emailing here.

The board minutes can be found below. If you require a hard copy of the minutes, please come to reception and ask for Jane Bussey, Board Secretary

2023 Meeting Dates

2024 Meeting Dates

Further information on how a Board of Trustees work is available here. 

Annual Report for 2022

Any inquiries, suggestions, complaints, or discussions regarding operational matters at school should be directed to the Principal in the first instance – Mrs. Catherine Law.  If however your questions or comments are directly related to any of the Board responsibilities e.g. our School Charter, long term property, or asset management then these issues should be directed to the Presiding Members – Paula Rigby & Linda Glasgow

Linda Glasgow (Co-Chair)

Paula Rigby (Co-Chair)

Catherine Law (Principal)

Jeremy Faumuina

Nicole Manawatu-Brennan

Bronwyn Parker

Sam Pelham

Pina Lissaman (Staff Representative)

Reine Pene (Student Representative)

Hinekaea Taratoa-Bannister (Rangatira Komiti Māori Representative)

Strategic Vision & Analysis of Variance


Our school has been working with SchoolDocs to create a website for our policies and procedures. We are excited to announce that the site is now live and available to our school community.

The school works on a subscription basis with SchoolDocs to maintain, update, and review our policies. SchoolDocs provides us with a comprehensive core set of policies which have been well researched and follow the Ministry of Education National Administration Guidelines. The policies and procedures are tailored to our school, and the school supplies specific information such as our charter, and procedures for behaviour management, reporting to parents, etc.

SchoolDocs updates, modifies, or creates policies in response to changes in legislation or Ministry guidelines, significant events, reviews/requests from schools, and regular reviewing from the SchoolDocs team. Our Board of Trustees has the opportunity to view changes/additions and comment on them before they are implemented. We will advise you when policies are up for review and how you can take part in the review.

We invite you to visit the site at https://avonside.schooldocs.co.nz. Our username is avonside, the password is: empower.

2024 Avonside Girls’ High School Privacy Policy Document 

Complaints Process

Click here for a our complaints process. 

AGHS Charter

AGHS Past Pupils Page

ERO Report