Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees (BoT), elected every three years by parents and staff, governs the school. The Board comprises of seven members: five parent trustees elected by the parent community, one staff trustee elected by the school staff and the principal, who is automatically a member.

The BoT is given the power under the Education Act 1989 and Regulations of Parliament as the legal body to govern the school and in accordance with the Long Bay School Charter. The essence of trusteeship is that all Trustees on the Board hold in trust for the community the successful education of all children enrolled at the school.

The Board is responsible for setting strategic goals through its Strategic Plan, determining Board policy, delegating powers including school management, review, employment of staff, the school's financial affairs and property management.

The BoT meets twice a term on a Monday at 6.30p.m. in the school staff room. These meetings are advertised in the school newsletter and this website. All members of the school community are warmly invited.

Board members since the elections in 2016 are:

Diana Bell (IT)
James Edgoose (Health and Safety)
Jason McMenamin (Chairperson)
Luke Rive (Finance)
Mark Shaw (Property)
Linda Barton (Principal)
Helen Fairclough (Staff Representative)

Lisa Dunlop (BoT Secretary)

Members of the school community who wish to speak at a Board meeting on a particular issue, should contact the Board Chairperson so that provision can be made

A copy of the Long Bay Primary Charter, the most recent Handbook 'Policies and Procedures', Board of Trustees' minutes and files on current educational issues are available for you to read and borrow overnight if necessary from the school office.


Long Bay Primary School, Ralph Eagles Place, Long Bay. North Shore, New Zealand. Phone: (09) 473 6077. Email: