Board of Trustees
Kia ora, haere mai
Welcome to our school.
As the recently appointed Chairperson, I am incredibly excited about the role and what the future looks like for our fantastic school and community. My girls left Ashgrove last year and are now new High School students. I believe that our school has given them every opportunity to have a great start in their new chapter of life and has prepared them well. Our family love living in Rangiora, and the wider North Canterbury region as it has so much to offer in terms of local sports and the various activities that manage to keep us all busy.
Board Chair / Communications / Human Resources
Grants / Sponsorship
Leon Van't Veen-Gibbon
Staff BOT Representative / Health & Safety
The Ashgrove School Board of Trustees were elected through the triennial elections. Other trustees may have been co-opted on to the Board for their specialist skills or elected to the Board by selection due to a Trustee resigning. The Ashgrove Board of Trustees comprises six parent trustees and two school trustees, one being the Principal and the other a staff trustee. A Board Secretary also collates meeting agendas and minutes the Board meetings. If you are interested in what your Board does, please feel welcome to attend any of our meetings. All minutes from our meetings are on the notice board of the school administration block.
Parent trustees have delegated portfolios of Property, Treasurer, Health & Safety, Communications, oversight and approval of the RASPs process and Personnel. We have overall responsibility for the governance of the school. The Board sets and reviews policies which guide the Principal and staff in developing procedures for the development of our children and the administration of the school. As a Board, we are responsible for seven key work areas, which are:
- development and ongoing review of the school charter
- monitoring and reviewing the school's progress
- putting in place a policy framework
- employing the Principal
- managing assets
- ensuring your school's legal compliance
- implementing the National Education Guidelines.
A Board key focus for this year is the success of our children first and foremost. As a Board, we monitor their achievements and ensure that each of our children has the necessary support to be successful. Another key focus is the completion of the refurbishment of Pihinga and the upgrade of the toilet facilities for Tipu and Turepo. Our new librarian is doing a fantastic job of reorganising and updating our library, which has also had a recent paint redecoration.
Having the Allenvale School Satellite Unit within Ashgrove School brings a richness and inclusive nature that our community represents and it is wonderful to see the students from both schools continue to learn and grow from one another.
Our gratitude as always goes to all of our staff who work tirelessly throughout the year for our children. Their ongoing development and sharing of ideas model the strong values of our school.
If you wish to view or consult any of the school policies, please go to our School Docs site. The username and password are ashgrove.
If you are a parent of a prospective student, I welcome you to visit our school to see what Ashgrove has to offer.
'Poipoia te kakano, Kia
Nuture the seed, and it will blossom
Chairperson, Ashgrove School Board of Trustees