Kapanui School - Maranga a Whiti - Rise and Shine




Ben Addington


Craig Vidulich 


Jeanette Turkington


Jane Tesoriero

Meredith Pearson 


Ben Addington


Ben Addington 


Michael Roberts 


Michelle von Keisenberg 






The board is entrusted to work on behalf of all stakeholders and is accountable for the school's performance. It emphasises strategic leadership, sets the vision for the school and ensures that it complies with legal and policy requirements. Policies are at a governance level and outline clear delegations to the Principal. The board and principal form the leadership team with the role of each documented and understood. The Principal reports to the board as a whole with committees used sparingly and only when a need is identified in order to contribute to board work. The board is proactive rather than reactive in its operations and decision making and does not involve itself in the administrative details of the day to day running of the school. Enhancing student achievement is its focus.

The Board of Trustees key areas of contribution are to:

  • Set and, as needed, modify the vision, mission and values.
  • Protect the special character/values of the school 
  • Ensure a sensible and feasible Strategic Plan.
  • Approve and monitor the Annual Plan
  • Develop and review the general policy direction.
  • Monitor and evaluate student learning outcomes
  • Appoint, assess the performance of and support the Principal.
  • Act as good employers.
  • Provide financial stewardship.
  • Oversee, conserve and enhance the resource base.
  • Approve major policies and programme initiatives.
  • Manage risk.
  • The board is committed to a programme of professional development that includes new trustee induction
  • Build a broad base of community support.
  • Exercise governance in a way that fulfils the intent of the Treaty of Waitangi by valuing and reflecting New Zealand's dual cultural heritage.

The Board welcomes parental interest and can be contacted through the school office.


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