Independent/private schools in New Zealand are governed independently of each other and are not required to comply with the Education Act 1989 in the appointment/election of Board members.
The majority of Independent Schools are separate entities and self-managing. The majority, but not all, are owned and governed by Boards of Trustees and are not-for-profit organisations. School Boards are charged with the responsibility of holding the school, its mission and its future “in trust”. There are some Independent Schools in New Zealand that are for-profit, commercial entities run by a directorship.
Whilst each Independent School has its own unique governance structure there are enough commonalities for a seminar of this nature to provide professional development on principles of effective governance that apply to all schools. There is a strong focus in the 2019 Governance Seminar programme on employment law, education law, the Charities Act review, and the Government's tax policy agenda and the potential impact for private schools.
The Governance Seminar draws on the expertise of external speakers but also has a strong component of interactive, in-house discussion on issues that delegates would like to raise. This seminar will provide Boards with current, relevant updates for Member Schools and as such we would encourage you to send at least one of your Board Members to this seminar.
Target Audience: Board Chairs, Board Members
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations will incur a $50 administration fee.