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School Board Objectives | School Board Policies & Procedures

School Board Objectives

The Ministry of Education provides information on the objectives for School Boards in governing a school. There are 4 primary objectives to help boards focus on what matters most for learners and their families.

A board’s primary objectives in governing a school are to ensure that:

every student at the school 

is able to attain their highest possible standard in educational achievement; and

the school:

(i) is a physically and emotionally safe place for all students and staff; and
(ii) gives effect to relevant student rights set out in this Act, the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, and the Human Rights Act 1993; and
(iii) takes all reasonable steps to eliminate racism, stigma, bullying, and any other forms of discrimination within the school; and

the school is inclusive

of, and caters for, students with differing needs; and

the school gives effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, including by –

(i) working to ensure that its plans, policies, and local curriculum reflect local tikanga Māori, mātauranga Māori, and te ao Māori; and
(ii) taking all reasonable steps to make instruction available in tikanga Māori and te reo Māori; and
(iii) achieving equitable outcomes for Māori students.

To meet the primary objectives, the board must:

have particular regard to

the statement of national education and learning priorities issued under section 5; and

give effect to its obligations in relation to –

(i) any foundation curriculum statements, national curriculum statements, and national performance measures, and
(ii) teaching and learning programmes, and
(iii) monitoring and reporting students’ progress; and

perform its functions and exercise its powers

in a way that is financially responsible; and

if the school is a member of a community of learning 

that has a community of learning agreement under clause 2 of Schedule 5, comply with its obligations under the agreement; and

comply with

all of its other obligations under this or any other Act.

More information can be found on the MOE website here.

School Board Policies & Procedures

Matamata Christian School works with SchoolDocs to provide and maintain our policies and procedures. 

SchoolDocs provides us with a comprehensive core set of policies which align with the National Education and Learning Priorities. The policies and procedures are tailored to our school, and we supply specific information such as our charter, and procedures for behaviour management, reporting to parents, etc.

SchoolDocs updates, modifies, or creates policies in response to changes in legislation or Ministry guidelines, significant events, reviews/requests from us, and regular reviewing from the SchoolDocs team. Our school board has the opportunity to view changes/additions and comment on them before they are implemented. We will advise you when policies are up for review and how you can take part in the review.

The site is available to view here.
Our username is "matamata" and password "equip".

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