Board of Trustees
Members of the Board of Trustees represent parents, the deaf community, students and staff. They are elected every three years. Travel assistance to attend meetings is available to Board members.
Back row - left to right: David Foster (Auckland),
Barbara O'Niell (Otago), Rachel Douglas (Taranaki),
Oliver Ferguson (Wellington), Glenn Dillon - Board Chairman (Auckland)
Middle row - left to right: Alice Henry (Auckland), Jo Studer (Hamilton), Jill Ford - Board Secretary (Auckland),
Bernie Mulcahy-Bouwman (Christchurch)
Front row - left to right: Hanna Deal - Student Rep. (Christchurch), Joy Creet (Wellington)
Absent: Dean Buckley (Auckland)
B. O. T. News
Board of Trustees Election 2013 - Declaration of Student Election Results
Deal, Hanna - 13
Nathan, Poura - 0
Invalid votes - 1
I hereby declare Hanna Deal duly elected.
Returning Officer, Student Elections, 2013
Board Meetings 2013
- Sunday 3 March
- Monday 4 March
- Monday 8 April
- Monday 20 May
- Saturday 8 June
- Monday 8 July
- Saturday 10 August
- Monday 9 September
- Monday 11 November
- Saturday 7 December
Expressions of Interest for Co-opted Trustee
Criteria developed by the Board for Co-opted positions:
The co-opted trustee needs to be clear that they:
• are not representing a specific group or association, although membership of such does not exclude them.
• are Deaf or hearing impaired with a strong sense of identity as a deaf person and able to express this confidently.
• have up-to-date knowledge/experience of the education sector
- Holistic perspective.
- Open to all views and perspectives.
- Forward thinking.
• are making a formal expression of interest. The process and final decision will be made by the Board - to ensure transparency.
• are eligible to be a trustee and operate as a full trustee (Deaf currently employed by the
• Combined Board are ineligible because the Constitution has only ONE Staff Trustee)
Expressions of interest should be no longer than 300 words and include:
• Your name and contact details (pls include email address)
• A little about yourself
• Knowledge/Experience of the Sector
• How you can contribute to the Board
Co-opted Trustee would need to be available to attend Board meetings on weekdays and sometimes weekends.
Preparation (reading) and contact between meetings is also expected.
Please send to: Jill Ford
Kelston Deaf Education Centre
Private Bag 93008
Expressions of Interest must be received no later than Monday 19 August, 2013.
Discussion will take place at the Board meeting on Monday 9 September.
The successful Trustee will be invited to attend the November Board meeting which will be held on Monday 11 November.
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If you have any queries please contact Jill Ford on firstname.lastname@example.org or (09) 8274859.
The Combined Board of Trustees of Kelston Deaf Education Centre and van Asch Deaf Education Centre is accountable for student achievement. It does this by providing an environment that supports and encourages quality educational outcomes. The Combined Board is responsible for ensuring that each Centre focuses their strategic planning on improving student achievement through high quality teaching and learning programmes. The Combined Board is made up of six parent trustees, a staff trustee, two student trustees and the two Principals. Up to four additional trustees may be co-opted to ensure that the views of the Deaf community and of Maori are represented on the board.
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