Establishment Board of Trustees appointed

The Ministry of Education has appointed an Establishment Board of Trustees (EBOT) for the new primary school.

The role of the EBOT is to oversee and assist in the process of setting up the new school.

“We are pleased to confirm that we have appointed an Establishment Board for Wanaka South School,” deputy secretary sector enablement and support, Katrina Casey said.

“The trustees appointed are Gena Bagley, Ian Hall, Jude MacArthur, Anna Roseingrave and Amy Watson.

“Cleave Hay will support the EBOT as a governance facilitator.”

In September 2017, the Ministry of Education applied to the Queenstown Lakes District Council for a resource consent for a primary school on a 3ha site at Three Parks. The school is expected to be open in early 2020.

The EBOT will meet for the first time in June, which Katrina said would be an opportunity for trustees to determine the different skills and experiences of its members, and understand in greater details the role of the EBOT.

“An early priority will be to elect a chairperson and work with the governance facilitator to draft a project plan that will identify the tasks it will need to complete to ensure the school will be ready to open in 2020.”

There will be opportunities throughout the establishment process for the community to feed into the development of this new school.


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