- Pursuant to section 98A of the Education Act 1989 (“Act”), I hereby specify that the alternative constitution for the Combined Board of Trustees of Te Kāpehu Whetū (Teina) and Te Kāpehu Whetū (Tuakana) (“Board”) will be as follows:
- Up to a maximum of 11 members:
- At least one and no more than five trustees to be appointed by He Puna Marama Trust;
- The two Pouhere (Principals) from the Teina and Tuakana; and
- Up to four members co-opted by the Board on the basis of particular experience, expertise, skill and/or leadership that in the opinion of the Board will assist in advancing the kaupapa of Te Kāpehu Whetū.
- All appointments and co-options to the Board are to be made on the basis of knowledge of the kaupapa of Te Kāpehu Whetū.
- The term of office for appointed or co-opted members is no more than three years. Eligible trustees may be reappointed or co-opted for further terms not exceeding three years. A board resolution co-opting a trustee may specify a shorter term of office.
- Casual vacancies for appointed or co-opted trustees must be notified promptly by the board to the appointing bodies and such vacancies will be filled by appointment in the same manner as the vacating trustee was appointed or co-opted for the residue of the term of the vacating trustee.
Transitional arrangement replacing the Establishment Board of Trustees
- The Establishment Board of Trustees shall:
- notify the date of the first board meeting to He Puna Marama Trust, which may appoint up to five trustees prior to that date; and
- leave office at the end of the day before the date of the first board meeting set under section 101(8A) of the Act.
- For the purpose of section 101(8A) of the Act, the first meeting of the Board under this alternative constitution will be on Tuesday, 12 November 2019. The first trustees appointed or co-opted under this constitution will take office on this date.
This notice shall come into effect on the date of publication in the New Zealand Gazette.
Dated at Wellington this 22nd day of October 2019.
Hon CHRIS HIPKINS, Minister of Education.