Like every state and state-integrated school or kura in New Zealand, View Road School has a board. The board's core role is to govern its school(s) or kura.
The board's role is to oversee the governance of its school or kura and to ensure that everything that needs to be done gets done - legally, ethically, and as well as possible in the best interests of its students. The principal is the board's 'chief executive' and manages the day to day operations of the school or kura in line with the strategic direction and policies.
A standard board may be made up of:
members elected from the community;
a staff-elected representative;
a student representative - for schools or kura with students in year 9 and above;
a number of co-opted members (who must be fewer in number than parent-elected members)
and for state-integrated schools only - one or more proprietors’ representatives.
Board members have a term of office of up to 3 years.
Section 127 of the Education and Training Act 2020 describes the board's responsibilities.
This is achieved through particular governance activities such as:
approving the strategic direction and targets for the school or kura
supporting staff towards and reporting on achieving those targets
consulted on curriculum management
financial and property management
policies and procedures
health and safety
127 of the Education and Training Act 2020