Summary of information from BOT meeting 26 June 2013
New members: Simon Law was welcomed as the newly elected Board member, and Matt Ives as the staff representative.
Chair and Deputy Chair: The Board unanimously elected David Waters to continue as Chair and Steve Dunbar as Deputy Chair. Both members were thanked for their considerable contributions to the Amesbury BOT to date.
Board Portfolios: The Board confirmed each member’s current portfolios of work. It was noted that the area of Property may need more input once the final handover has been completed.
Training: The Board plan to continue training through opportunities provided by NZSTA. In particular the Board has identified its need to gain more familiarity with the curriculum and education in general. A curriculum day, exploring the Amesbury Curriculum, will be held later in the year.
Romaine Road entrance: The Principal continues to liaise with the Ministry of Education on the road layout at the end of Romaine Road.
Building Warranties: The Principal provided the Board with an update on the handover from Maycroft and the various issues that need to be addressed before handover can be completed to the Board’s satisfaction. The Board authorised a mechanical preventative maintenance contract for 5 years with Command.
The Board were pleased to note that the recent storm had not caused any significant damage to outside sports equipment or trees.
HEALTH AND SAFETY:
Urs reported on plans for December camp, and health and safety investigations for activities. The recently held fire drill went off successfully. School lock down procedure is work in progress.
The Board agreed to accept the offer of Milk in Schools from Fonterra. The Principal will address procedures with regards to allergies/ health issues. The milk in schools will be optional for all children on the day.
Wednesday 31 July, 2013 5.30p.m.