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Alternative Constitution for the Haeata Community Campus (704) Board of Trustees

Pursuant to section 98A of the Education Act 1989 (“Act”), I hereby approve the following constitution for the Board of Trustees of Haeata Community Campus.

  1. The Board of Trustees of Haeata Community Campus (“board”) will be made up of the following members:
    1. Five parent representatives;
    2. up to three trustees appointed by the Director of Education, Canterbury;
    3. the Manukura (Principal) of Haeata Community Campus;
    4. one staff representative;
    5. one student representative; and
    6. up to two trustees, co-opted by the board on the basis of particular experience, perspective, expertise, skill and/or leadership that is considered necessary, for a period of time not exceeding the current board’s term of office, except where the effect of co-option would be that the total number of co-opted and appointed trustees would be equal to or greater than the number of parent representatives.
  2. For the first election of trustees under this constitution a returning officer will be appointed by the Establishment Board of Trustees and will carry out their duties in accordance with the Education (School Trustee Elections) Regulations 2000.
  3. Consequences of approval of alternative constitution
    1. Under section 98B of the Act, while this alternative constitution is in force, sections 94, 94A, 94B, 95, and 98, do not apply and all other sections and any schedules of the Education Act 1989 relating to boards must be read subject to (and subject also to all modifications necessary to give effect to) section 98A and to this section.
    2. Sections 96, 97, 99, 101, 102, 104 and 105 of the Act will apply in respect of the board.
  4. Appointment of trustees
    The appointment of trustees under clause (b) of this constitution shall be by the following process:
    1. The local Ministry of Education Office will convene and facilitate a panel for appointed trustees. The panel will include, but is not limited to:
      • A representative of Ngāi Tahu;
      • a representative from the local Ministry of Education office; and
      • the current Haeata board chairperson or their delegate.
    2. The Panel should:
      • Have an understanding of, and support, the future focused nature of the school and the learning it represents.
      • Understand the diverse needs of the school, especially Māori and Pacific communities.
    3. The panel shall determine the criteria for appointments, with regard to section 99 of the Act. The panel shall determine the process and timeline for appointments, in consultation with the Haeata Community Campus Board of Trustees. The timeline for appointments should align with the triennial election of parent representatives.
    4. Expressions of interest for appointed trustees shall be publicly advertised, listing the criteria for the positions. In addition the following organisations will be specifically notified of the vacancies: The Aranui Community Trust Inc Society (ACTIS), Ngā Hau e Wha, and any other community groups relevant to Haeata Community Campus.
    5. The panel will assess the candidates against the agreed criteria and determine those that are the best fit. From the applicants the panel may choose up to three candidates to recommend for appointment to the Director of Education Canterbury, who will make the final decision.
  5. Changes to the constitution of the board will be subject to the approval of the Minister of Education and must be notified in the New Zealand Gazette.

This notice shall come into force on the day after its publication in the New Zealand Gazette.

Dated at Wellington this 11th day of April 2019.

CHRIS HIPKINS, Minister of Education.

Explanatory Note

This explanatory note is not part of the notice but is intended to indicate its general effect.

The Haeata Community Campus’ vision is for a future focused school that connects with its local and wider community to provide extraordinary opportunities for the ākonga it serves.

This alternative constitution is designed to support the vision of being a community campus by harnessing the strength of the school’s local and wider community to support effective governance and promoting community engagement with the school.

The board acknowledges the role of mana whenua (Ngāi Tuahuriri) and the wider Māori community in the school.

The ability to appoint trustees shall be used to support strong governance.

As far as reasonably practicable, the ability to co-opt and appoint trustees will also be used to ensure that board membership reflects the diversity of the community it serves, particularly Māori and Pacific peoples.