Board Matters - Term 4

Your mahi for term 4 

Download our Board Task Checklist, which covers the tasks you’ll need to undertake during Term 4. 

Upcoming events and learning opportunities 

We’re hosting the following events that may be of interest to you. 

  • School Planning and Reporting Webinar - Part 2 
  • School Planning and Reporting Workshops 
  • The Role of the Presiding Member Webinar - Part 4 
  • Leading an Effective Board Workshops 
  • The Board’s Role in Health, Safety & Wellbeing Webinars 
  • Welcome on Board – New Student Representatives Workshops 
  • Welcome on Board – New School Board Members Webinar 

Click here to find out more about these events, and register today. 

Principal Eligibility Criteria announced 

In late August 2023, the Minister for Education announced the principal eligibility criteria that will come into force on 1 March 2024.   Schools who are recruiting a new principal and have not completed the appointment process before the 1 March 2024, will need to ensure that the successful appointee meets the eligibility criteria. 

You can view the criteria here:  Principal eligibility criteria 

If you are beginning a principal recruitment/appointment process this term or early next year, we recommend you get in touch to seek the most current support and guidance.  Call on 0800 782435 or email or  

Planning and Reporting 

Preparation for your 2024-2025 strategic plan should be well underway by now.  We recommend that you attend one of our face-to-face workshops to learn about the new framework and what you need to know.  If you can’t attend one of these, you should join our upcoming webinar (see above for links to these events). 

Visit our Resource Centre for further information School planning and reporting regulations 2023 

Te Mātaiaho / The Refreshed NZ Curriculum 

The Ministry of Education is currently reviewing and updating the New Zealand Curriculum for all state schools.  This is a staged roll out from the Aotearoa NZ Histories curriculum (in place from Term 3, 2023) – to all curriculum areas by 1 Jan 2027.   All board members should have an awareness of the potential time commitment and resourcing required by staff implementing these new curriculum changes when planning for 2024-2025.  Your teaching staff will be working on incorporating the Aotearoa NZ Histories, English, and Maths and Statistic Curriculum areas over the next two years. 

Visit the MOE website for further details on Te Mātaiaho and its planned Implementation process and supports for schools and Kura.  

Ministry of Education NZSTA survey

Each year the Ministry of Education undertakes a survey about the services NZSTA is contracted to provide to boards. This is an important way the Ministry checks in with you about your experience of the services NZSTA offers and our progress on key performance measures as agreed in our contract with the Ministry.

The survey can be completed by each individual board member regarding their own personal experience of NZSTA’s services. You can access the survey here

Term 4 

NZSTA wish you and your school, all the very best for the final term of 2023, it has been another big year in the education sector. Remember, we are just a phone call or email away and here to help you.