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 meets twice a term, on Wednesday in weeks 3 and 8. The meetings are open to the public and are held in the meeting room at the school at 5.30 pm. Members of the public who wish to attend should familiarise themselves with these procedures.

Board of Trustee Meeting Dates for 2022

22 June

10 August

14 September

2 November

7 December

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 Member – Sarah Tzoumis 

Sarah Tzoumis (Presiding Member)

Anthea Hunt (Secretary)

Paula Rigby 

Bronwyn Parker

Laura Failing  (staff representative)

Chloe Gittens (student representative)

Catherine Law  (Principal)


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.

AGHS Charter

AGHS Old Girls Page

ERO Report