All of New Zealand’s state and state-integrated schools have a School Board. The School Board 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 and is responsible for setting the school’s strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff, and students, and ensuring that the 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.
As the elected governors, the School Board set the strategic direction for the School. Meetings are held in the staffroom and parents are welcome to attend; please refer to the School App and Website for dates. The agenda is set prior to each meeting and a complete record of minutes is available from the School Office.
Tēnā koutou Katoa, Ko Jonathan Embleton Ahau. I am a born and bred Aucklander (on the North Shore) and have lived in the Eastern suburbs for several years with my family. My wife, Larissa, is a teacher at Sacred Heart College and my daughter, Artemisia, attends Stanhope Road. We also have a two-year-old son, Emrys.
Since January 2018, I have been leading a process of change within the ADHB’s (Auckland District Health Board) Early Psychosis Intervention Service. I currently manage this service (Hāpai Ora) as a Clinical Team leader. Our multi-disciplinary team works to help young people with their first episode of psychosis and is a part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Directorate. I am also a current co-opted member of the NZ Early intervention in Psychosis Society (NZEIPS).
Our daughter is in her second year at Stanhope Road, and we have been privy to her journey in this time, seeing her newfound love of learning fostered by the hardworking teachers and those within the school community. She also attends the YMCA before and after school care program, and I have been supportive of the management implementing improvements in the service they provide to working parents and our children.
I look forward to supporting the school and the already strong community further.