Laingholm Primary School – current Board of Trustees

Hamish Jones – Board Chair
Michelle Conning
Earl Gasparich
Terry Hewetson
Kate Marsh
Karen Swainson
Debbie Morgan – Staff Trustee
Martyn Weatherill – Principal

Board Code of Ethics

The Board is committed to ethical conduct in all areas of its responsibilities and authority.

Trustees shall:

  • Ensure the needs of all students and their achievements are paramount
  • Respect the integrity of the principal and staff
  • Be loyal to the organisation and its mission
  • Observe the confidentiality of non-public information acquired in their role as trustees and not disclose to any other persons such information that might be harmful to the school
  • Be diligent and attend board meetings prepared for full and appropriate participation in decision making
  • Speak with one voice – collective responsibility – through its adopted policies, practices and decisions and ensure that any disagreements with the Board’s stance are resolved within the Board
  • Ensure that individual trustees do not act independently of the Board’s decisions
  • Recognise the lack of authority in any individual trustee or subgroup of the board in any interaction with the principal or staff (without the written delegated authority of the Board)
  • Recognise that only a trustee with the written delegated authority of the board – normally the Chairperson – can speak for the Board
  • Avoid any conflicts of interest with respect to their fiduciary responsibility
  • Continually self-monitor their individual performance as trustees against policies and against any other current board evaluation tools.

Meeting Schedule 2020

Meeting Number Date Focus Administration
1 Term 01 – Week 05
Thursday 27th February
Election of Officers, Code of Ethics
Charter, Strategic Plan & Annual Plan
Student Achievement, SATs & AoV
Teacher Registration
Camp Notification (Odd Years)
Confirm BOT Composition & Quorum
Insurance Cover
2 Term 01 – Week 09
Thursday 26th March
Health & Safety Boiler & School Pool (Training & Testing)
H&S Worksite Representative
Policy Review (Current Year)
3* Term 02 – Week 05
Thursday 28th May
Property NB: This is before TOD prior to Queen’s BDay.

Privacy Check
Data Integrity

4 Term 02 – Week 09
Thursday 25th June
Board Policy & School Procedures
Board Administration
5* Term 03 – Week 05
Thursday 20th August
Student Achievement
Charter & Strategic Plan
NB: This is not the last Thursday of the month.

Mid-Year SA Progress Data

6* Term 03 – Week 10
Thursday 24th September
Personnel NB: This is not the last Thursday of the month.
7 Term 04 – Week 3
Thursday 29th October
Finance & Budget Term Dates
School Organisation
8* Term 04 – Week 06
Thursday 19th November
Student Achievement NB: This is not the last Thursday of the month.