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Make a Difference - VLN Primary School - Trusteeship

VLN Primary School Logo Expressions of interest are sought for appointments to the Governance Group.


The Governance Group are responsible for overseeing the strategic and financial planning of the VLN Primary School. They also support the VLN Primary School management team to provide primary schools with:

  • support and leadership for virtual learning,

  • effective coordination of virtual learning programmes,

  • professional learning to enable quality online teaching and learning programmes,

  • personnel to advocate for virtual learning initiatives.

The Governance Group has broad discretion to develop the manner in which the services are provided and how the financial resources are best utilised.

The persons we are looking for will:

  • Think in a future focussed and strategic manner

  • Have a strong understanding of governance

  • Work effectively with the ePrincipal to create a sustainable enterprise

  • Ensure that the organisation is accountable and delivers high quality learning opportunities.


Within the Governance Group there will be a mix of skills including:

  • Experience in business and management (including financial management)

  • Knowledge of the compulsory education sector in New Zealand

  • Understanding of online learning, educational technologies and modern learning environments

  • Links with and understanding of ākonga Māori, Kaupapa Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi

  • Links with and understanding of Pasifika learners and communities

  • Links with and understanding or rural communities and ethnic communities that reflect New Zealand’s cultural diversity

The positions are non-remunerated.

Positions may be elected by member schools, or seconded as necessary to complement and strengthen the existing board.

(8.1    The Governance Group will comprise of no less that five (5) elected Governance members and no more than Ten (10) Governance  members in total. This could include three (3) additional members who may be co opted onto the Governance Group by elected members.  VLN Primary School Constitution)

Expressions of Interest are invited to:

Rachel Roberts

ePrincipal VLN Primary School


By Monday 27th April 2015


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