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Every state and state-integrated school or kura in New Zealand has a board. 

The board’s role is to oversee the governance of its school or kura and to ensure that everything that needs to be done gets done – legally, ethically, and as well as possible in the best interests of its students.

The board is the employer of all staff, including the principal, and sets the overall strategic direction for the school or kura. The principal is the board’s ‘chief executive’ and manages the day to day operations of the school or kura in line with the board’s direction and policies.

James Cook School held elections in 2022 – we have 5 parent-elected representatives and 1 staff-elected representative.

Our elected Board Members are;

  • Stephanie Boerboom – Presiding Member
  • Sharlene Pompey
  • Jodie Penn
  • Sarah Stembridge
  • Jason Groube
  • Tracy Zvagulis – Staff Rep

Standing for election to the school board is a great way to get involved in your child’s education.

We meet twice a term, in Week’s 2 and 8 at 6pm.   Our Agenda and Minutes are available at the school office.

Please contact Karen Stewart who is the Minutes Secretary for our Board.