Board of Trustees

Meet our Board of Trustees

The School Board at Te Hihi School consists of five elected parent representatives, an elected staff representative, a Ngāti Tamaoho appointed mana whenua representative and the principal.

The School Board is elected every three years and has a governance role ensuring compliance with government requirements. The board plays a critical role in partnership with the school's principal in ensuring our students succeed. The board is given power under the Education and Training Act 2020 to control the governance of the school.

The board meetings are held on the 3rd and 8th Tuesday of each term at 7:30 a.m. in the Original School Room. Board meetings are open to the public, with parents and the community always welcome to attend, but are not public meetings.

The board sees their role in developing and enhancing the partnership between the school and our community. Through our consultation policies, the board fulfils this role and appreciates and values the support of the Te Hihi School community.

The board ensures the school complies with all general legislation and regulations concerning requirements for the operation of the school.  

Meet our School Board

Presiding Member Ben Archibald

Parent Representatives Cherie Whaanga

Jamie Minchin

Pete Oxley

Mana whenua representative Tiria Flavell

Staff Trustee Annalise Salisbury

Principal David Tennent (Acting)

Board Secretary Lisa Burnett

Board By-Election

Nominations are open for the election of ONE parent representatives to the school board.

More information about the by-election process is available here

Nomination Form

You can use this form to nominate yourself or someone else in your community. We have nomination forms available in Te Reo Māori and some other languages. Please contact the returning officer if these are required. 

Charter and Strategic Plan

The school's Charter and Strategic Plan is available below and the school's Annual Plan for 2023 is at the bottom.

Full plan - BOT.docx

Annual Report

The 2020 Annual Report is available below. The board received the final report in February 2022 due to a delay that is not attributable to the school, the delay rests entirely with the audit team and the Office of the Auditor General.

The board awaits the 2021 Annual Report from the auditor.

Audited financial statements.pdf
Audit Report.pdf