REGISTRATION OF INTEREST
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION APPOINTMENTS TO THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
PAPATOETOE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Registrations of Interest are invited for up to four appointments to the School Board governing Papatoetoe Intermediate School. The school has an alternative constitution which allows for four people to be appointed by the Director of Education for Auckland to the School Board. The positions are available from 14 September, 2022.
About the School
The Papatoetoe Intermediate School is an urban, state intermediate school situated in Motatau Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland, providing education for students in Years 7 and 8. Students remain with their same teacher for the two years they are at school.
The school has a long and rich history, and it prides on its heritage, high achieving alumni and its current students and their families. The school’s focus is to have its students demonstrate that they are effective communicators and connected learners with healthy minds and bodies. Papatoetoe Intermediate School ākonga commonly achieve accelerated academic achievement over the two years. The school provides a well-rounded holistic curriculum with a wide range of subjects and learning contexts and its staff are committed to assisting all students to realise their potential and achieve to the very best of their abilities. Increasingly the school provides extended opportunities for online learning, STEAM provisions and experience in coding and robotics.
The intermediate years are exciting years for students. It is a time of considerable physical and emotional growth as children move from childhood to adolescence. It is a time of transition between primary and secondary paradigms. Papatoetoe Intermediate School curriculum aims to build on prior learning and achievement, and it works towards a more independent, self-directed learning style. Its students are encouraged to develop a clearer understanding of their own achievement levels and to set and achieve personal learning goals: “We all want our students to be successful at secondary school and become self-motivated ‘life-long learners’”.
About the Role
The School Board is a Crown Entity. In its governance role, the Board is the employer of all school staff, sets the school’s overall strategic direction and is future focused. The overriding focus and primary duty of effective Board membership is the quality of education that each of the school’s students receives.
Board members need a balance of skills and experiences. They need to work well in a team, be able to put strategies in place for the school’s future, ask challenging questions, have good communication skills and represent the diversity of the school’s students. It also helps to have an understanding of financial matters, the education sector and experience in managing people.
The term of appointment is for up to three years. Applicants should preferably have knowledge and experience of school governance. Knowledge of developing and maintaining relationships with Māori and Pasifika parents, whānau and community is highly desirable.
For more information and Application Form, please contact Sonja Petkovic on 09 63 294 53 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close at 5.00 p.m. on Thursday, the 23rd June 2022.