Bayview Board Talk
Kia ora Bayview, Thank you for voting and selecting us to be your Board. We are all excited to serve as your Board for the next term, and wanted to send out this communication to you all, our Bayview community. Our role is the governance of the school, and we work closely with the School Leadership Team who are responsible for the School’s day to day management. We appreciate you taking the time to read this. If you would like to get in touch with the Bayview School Board of Trustees you can email the Board of Trustees at [email protected].
Meet the Board
Danielle, her husband and two children live in Bayview and their children attend Bayview School. She is pleased to be re-elected for a third term to the BOT. Danielle serves on the Kaipatiki Local Board as an elected member and brings her governance, project management and communications experience to the BOT.
Bayview School Playground
As you know from the school newsletter we have won a grant of $75000 from the Lion Foundation to support the costs for our new playground. With the $50000 we have raised through our fundraising efforts over the past 2 ½ years we now have enough to build the playground! Well done Team Bayview. We now have to submit some documentation to the Ministry of Education and then we can get this project underway. The Playground People have told us that it will take around 3 months to make all the play equipment and then it will have to go in the queue to be built. This should be completed and ready for our tamariki for the start of the 2020 school year!
We are incredibly proud of our students for researching what they wanted in a playground, then giving everyone (students, parents and community members) the opportunity to vote for the playground design they wanted.
A huge thank you to previous Board member Michelle Webb-Atkinson for securing this grant for the school.
Expectations of Parents
At Bayview we pride ourselves in the values that we instill in our students – Citizenship; Attitude; Responsibility; Empathy. We constantly receive great feedback when our students represent the school and display these values. As a Board we have the same expectations of our parents and caregivers associated with the school.
We value the time of parents who are able to be involved in school activities such as sports, cultural, reading and we encourage you to take up these opportunities. Every offer for assistance is welcomed.
We recognise for some it may be difficult to commit, but without people taking this time to share these experiences with your child, we wouldn’t be able to offer as many opportunities for all our children.
There may be a time that you need to address something pertaining to your child. Our expectation is that you handle this in a calm, considered and respectful manner. Under the Education Act it is the Board’s responsibility to deal with situations where the safety and wellbeing of staff and students is put at risk. This is a role the Board takes very seriously and will take action as appropriate.
The Board thanks the community for supporting our teachers during their long campaign with their collective agreement. We are grateful for your support when they were on strike and had to attend meetings. We are pleased that they have received the recognition they deserve.