Our Board

The Board plays an important governance role in our school communities creating a better future for our children.
Averil Glew
Presiding Member

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

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Vice Chairperson

Supports the Presiding Member and provides leadership to the board.

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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

Oversees the financial transactions of the School.

Craig Smith
Board Member

Governance and Legislation

Charmaine Otto
Parent Representative

Kay Schimanski
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

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19 Ruru Street
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