Our Board of Trustees

All of New Zealand’s state and state-integrated schools have a board of trustees. The board of trustees is the Crown entity responsible for the governance and the control of the management of the school.

The board is the employer of all staff in the school, is responsible for setting the school’s strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff and students, and ensuring that its school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students. Boards are also responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration.


Board Members

Mrs Farah Adam (Chairperson)
Mr Raymond Hayter
Mrs Tsering Pheasant
Mrs Jo Sutton
Mr Dean Weaver
Ms Rebecca Hedges (Staff Representative)
Mrs Amanda Douglas (Principal)
Our Vision
Achieving our potential with confidence, passion and integrity.

Meetings and communications

The Board of Trustees usually meets twice each term at 7pm in the Staffroom and these meetings are advertised in the school newsletter. The meetings are public and everyone is most welcome to attend.
The minutes of previous Board meetings are available to the public and can be found attached to this page (below) and at the school office.

BOT Minutes – 5 November 2019
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BOT Minutes – 9 September 2019
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BOT Minutes – 12 August 2019
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Board newsletters are also available to view here (attached below).
If you wish to contact the Board on any matter regarding the governance of the school please contact the Chairperson, Jill Caldwell via the school email: office@chelsea.school.nz

BOT Newsletter – March 2019
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Annual Report for 2018

​A Ministry of Education requirement is for schools to submit an annual report. This includes a number of components, such as the school audited accounts.
Below is a link the the Chelsea School Annual Report for 2018.

Chelsea School Annual Report 2018
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Chelsea Community Consultation 2016

The Board conducted a community consultation survey during the month of September 2016 to review parents’ perceptions of Chelsea. We’ve compared the results to previous years to see how they have changed. You can view the summary results of this survey by downloading the following file.

Thank you to all those that participated in this survey. It has given us some good information to work with during the Charter Review.

Community Consultation 2016

2019 Meeting Dates

  • Thursday 21 February
  • Monday 25 March​​
  • Thursday 23 May
  • Monday 17 June
  • Monday 05 August
  • Tuesday 09 September
  • Monday 29 October
  • Monday 02 December