Our Board of Trustees

Boards of trustees play an important governance role in our school communities creating a better future for our children.
Averil Glew
Chairperson

The Chairperson is the school’s leader in all community, public and non-professional situations. The Chairperson’s role is to oversee all Board activities and to act as spokesperson for the Board.

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Vice Chairperson

Supports the Chairperson and provides leadership to the board.

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Principal

The Principal is the link between the Board of Trustees and the school. The Principal is the professional and administrative leader of the school, whose role is to lead and manage the school in a manner consistent with its charter, plans, and legal obligations.


Tom Hackett
Health and Safety, Property

Provide a safe environment to meet students’ needs.
Maintain, in consultation with Principal and Staff Property Person, the school buildings and facilitates in order to offer students a good learning environment.

Robyn Clutterbuck
Financial

Oversees the financial transactions of the School.

Craig Smith
Board Member

Governance and Legislation


Catherine Lewis
Staff Rep and Minute Secretary

Represent the staff at the monthly meetings of the Board.
Records the Minutes of the monthly meeting of Ruru Specialist School Board of Trustees


Joining the Board

There is currently a vacancy for Board of Trustees Parent Representative in 2021, please be in touch if you would like more information about the process of standing for election.
Nominations will close at Noon Friday 9 April 2021.
If we receive more nominations than there are places, then Voting Papers will be sent to eligible voters by Wednesday 14 April 2021.
Voting will close at Noon Wednesday 12 May 2021 with votes being counted on Tuesday 18 May 2021.

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19 Ruru Street
Waikiwi
Invercargill 9810

Salford School
110 Lamond Street, Hargest, Invercargill

Donovan Primary School
200 Drury Lane, Grasmere, Invercargill

Verdon College
210 Rockdale Road, Invercargill

Southern Institute of Technology
160 Forth Street, Invercargill

(03) 21 59379

or
0274100323

erin@rurued.school.nz