The Board's Chairperson

Welcome to Havelock School.

On behalf of the Havelock School Board of Trustees I wish to welcome you to our school community.

Within the School campus, you will find a learning environment that is tailored to suit the individual needs of each student, with a strong focus on learner agency and individual goal setting.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for overall governance of the school – ensuring that the school meets all its legal obligations. It oversees the development of the School Charter; sets policies, goals and school rules. This is done in consultation and collaboration with the principal, staff and wider community. The Board also ensures that the school communicates effectively with its community.

Havelock School Board provides culturally responsive strategic leadership and direction. We are accountable for the performance of the school. Our key focus and role is maintaining and fostering student progress and achievement throughout the school.

The School Board of Trustees is a group elected by the school community. We run a staggered election process, this provision enables us to have half the number of our parent representatives elected in a triennial election year and the remainder at a mid-term election 18 months later.

Havelock School Board currently includes: The principal, who is a full member of the board as well as the educational leader of the school, the chief executive, and an employee of the board. A staff trustee, who is nominated and elected by the school’s teaching and non-teaching staff, five parent-elected trustees who bring a parent/community perspective and one co-opted trustee, who has been co-opted because they have an expertise and perspective that is needed by the board.

Meeting dates are available on the School calendar and convene at 7pm in Pelorus classroom. Meetings are open to the public and interested parties are welcome to attend. For copies of Board Meeting minutes, please contact the school office.

I strongly encourage parents and prospective parents to contact the School or Board with any questions, comments or concerns that they may have. This will ensure that we are able to continue to maintain the wonderful open and positive learning environment that we currently have.

As the school's current Board Chair, my goal this year is to be proactive rather than reactive in all aspects of my new role. 2020 is going to be a time of rather unexpected situations and unprecedented times, but together we will all get through this.

“Me mahi tahi tātou, mō te oranga o te katoa.”

"We should work together for the wellbeing of everyone."


Kind Regards

Selena Robbins

Havelock School
Board of Trustees Chairperson