Role of the Board
The structure of the Valley School Board of Trustees is as follows:
- Five Parent Elected Trustees (including one Board Chairperson)
- The Principal
- One Staff Elected Trustee
The Valley School Board of Trustees is empowered by the Education Act to ensure all Valley kids achieve to their full potential, develop key life skills, stay safe, and retain their individual cultural identities as New Zealanders. To do the above, the Board is responsible for governance oversight of the school’s operational areas via Board policy and audits. The Board also sets the school’s Charter and Strategic Plan in consultation with staff and the school community, ensuring the Valley school community has ownership of its school and its direction.
The Board as an entity does not get involved in the daily running of the school, which is led by the Principal and the senior leadership team.
Parents are welcome to attend Board of Trustee meetings as observers. Meetings are held in the school staff room approximately monthly. Check with the school or the school webpage for dates of upcoming meetings (note certain meeting protocols will be in place).
Valley School Board of Trustees 2019
Roger Goulstone- Principal
Jann Hurley -Trustee
Davis Hughes -Trustee
Malinda Meads - Trustee
Chris Purdon - Trustee
Keryn Grey - Staff Representative/Trustee