Aorangi School Board of Trustees

Joanna Cox

Board Members
Melissa Amai
Maka Hiva
Wikitoria Mansell

Debra Harrod

Staff Representative
Clayton Lund

BOT News

  • The newly elected Board met on Thursday 20 June.

    The Board decided to instal two new drinking fountains for students. These will be placed closer to the playgrounds for easy access.
    The Board also decided to extend the obstacle course around the school field.

    The Board discussed the results of the Religious Instruction Survey. A majority of respondents supported the continuation of the programme. It was agreed that in 2020, whanau will need to opt in to the programme. The Board will then review the numbers of students attending.
    The Board discussed the Health Curriculum Survey. Mental Health is a priority for the school and for whanau.
  • The Board of Trustees met on Thursday 8 August
    School wide achievement data was shared and discussed. Our results show pleasing results in reading and spelling.

    The two new drinking fountains have arrived and will be installed as soon as possible. These will allow our tamariki to fill their own water bottles. Something that will be greatly utilised in Term 4. Suitable placement locations within the school will be decided after consultation with a local plumber.
  • The Board of Trustees met on Thursday 12 September.

    At the September meeting further discussion was held around the upgrade of our front office area. The upgrade will allow for better use by both staff, students and visitors to our school.
    The Board of Trustees are impressed with the positive student achievement in writing and we will continue to work with Verity Short on on this. in 2020.
  • The Board of trustees met on Thursday 31 October at 6pm.
    The Board of trustees welcomed back our Principal Debra Harrod from her Term 3 sabbatical. The Board is pleased to announce the news that our school will receive a Learning Support Coordinator one day a week. This role will see a person employed to assist with learning and behavioural support for students attending Aorangi School. The Board discussed ideas for promoting the school to help grow the roll. Suggestions were to have a suggestion box in the Office for all people to make suggestions.
    The dates for school for 2020 were tabled and discussed. The first day of Term 1, 2020 will be Monday, 3rd February. The final day for the school year, at this stage will be Monday, 14th December.
  • The Board of Trustees met on Thursday 6 December.
    Results from testing of New Entrant students and students reaching their 6th birthday were discussed. The results show a high need for a focus on both oral language and literacy skills. This will be a focus area in the Junior School area in 2020.
    The Labour Government has announced a substantial amount of funding to be provided to schools. The Board of Trustees have agreed that we will look into options for upgrading our senior court area, repairs to roofing, and upgrading of our walkway roofing areas.
    Next year will see the introduction of free school lunches provided to all Aorangi students during the school week. The Government are also funding $150 per student to help subsidise school activities. All students attending Aorangi School will receive stationary packs at no cost to whanau. The Board wish you all a safe and Merry Christmas. We look forward to another great year at Aorangi School.

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