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Helensville Primary School Board of Trustees

28 May 2020



Dear School Community


On behalf of the Board of Trustees I am writing to inform you that the five parent-elected, and one co-opted, trustees are resigning their positions and thus voluntarily dissolving the board, effective 28 May 2020.


The pressures this board continues to be under are such that the time commitment required is no longer tenable.  All board members are fully employed and are facing unprecedented pressures within their businesses and workplaces.


This has been a difficult decision made easier by the existing and successful partnership with the Ministry of Education through the appointment of a Limited Statutory Manager (LSM).  The current LSM, Terry Bates, has quickly established positive and productive relationships with the Principal, Senior Leadership Team and teachers and as such we know we leave our positions in capable hands which will ensure the best educational outcomes for children attending Helensville Primary School.


We have advised the Ministry of Education of our decision this morning and the matter is now in their hands. Our expectation is that the next step will be the appointment of a commissioner.


Any queries should be directed to Deborah Heasman, Principal, or the LSM, Terry Bates. 



Ngā mihi,




Daniel Wood

Board Chair

29 Rata Street, Helensville

Auckland 0800

Tel: 09-420 8005

Email: Email: admin@helensville.school.nz

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