Greetings, Kia ora, Kia orana, Talofa, Mālō e lelei,  Namaste, Ni Hao, Bula, Hola, Kumusta

Dear Families


There are only 10 more days to go before nominations close for the forthcoming elections for the Board of Holy Trinity Catholic Primary School.

Nominations closed next Wednesday 3 August 2022 at noon.

This is an exciting opportunity for you as parents and caregivers of our children to become involved in the governance of the school and your children’s on-going education. The Board is the voice for our community and its representatives.

Board members bring local knowledge and values to the leadership and decision making of schools, and work with the principal, school staff and whanau to help tamariki reach their potential.

You will be involved in everything from school governance, ensuring government legislation is implemented and supporting the principal with raising student achievement and working through the many matters that crop up in our schools- it is a big responsibility and a true privilege. No one goes it alone- we work as a team supporting one another.

SO… if you are passionate about our children’s education and their future, how about getting on board?

How to go about Nomination!

Nomination forms have been sent to everyone on the Parent Electoral Roll and are available at the school office as well. Contact our Returning Officer, Carmel Stewart if you need one. The electoral roll is held at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.

We need at least five nominations for the parent representatives to represent our diverse, culturally rich school community- people from various ethnic groups who make up our school family.

What you need to do now:

  • As you fill out the nomination form, think about good reasons why you, or the person you are nominating, should be on our school board.

NOTE: if you are nominating someone, make sure you and the person you are nominating sign the form.

NOTE: if you are nominating yourself, make sure you sign both sections- candidate and nominee.

  • Once complete, send the nomination form back to the Returning Officer by Wednesday 3 August.
  • Candidates Statement– with the nomination, you may like to include a candidate’s statement, (up to 400 words) and a photograph. This is optional, but does give voters a little background about yourself and what you might be able to offer being a Board member.
  • The statement may include: your experience, qualifications, occupation, interests, children at school, and reasons for standing for election.

If you require further information about being on the Board, please feel free to contact me- Ph.2664079 or email pjcortesi@hotmail.comor Carmel Stewart, our Returning Officer Ph.2969039 or email

WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR NOMINATION by Wednesday 3 August 2022 at noon.

Blessings to you all.

Philip Cortesi
Presiding Member of Holy Trinity Catholic Primary School Board