School Governance Theory and
the ongoing need for a NZ community engagement model
A Letter for School Trustees #02
As a Board member at Epsom Girls Grammar School in Auckland, I recently filed a report after completion of study in the US made possible with a New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) study scholarship. My chosen area of study was School Community Engagement and I published my first letter to School Trustees based on that report.
As we await the release of the Taskforce’s recommendations to Government, following their review of “Tomorrow’s Schools”, I've again put pen to paper over the past month and explored the topic of school governance.
I invite you to download my second letter. (900kb PDF)
At this time of potential change within school governance I believe that we must have a governance structure that restores the original motive of "Tomorrow's Schools"... to ensure legitimate family involvement and community partnership for the benefit of our students and schools.
I propose connecting whanau, teachers, trustees, students and neighbours who are motivated to become ‘community builders’. Please download the 'letter' here and if you wish to comment or participate make contact below.
– Philip Bradley, October 2018