BOT Annual Report 2013
As always it has again been another busy year at Cambridge High for staff, students and the Board of Trustees.
Our school roll continues to grow – partly as a result of an increasing population in Cambridge and partly because as a school we continue to do more things more successfully year on year.
One of the challenges this brings to the Board is being able to continue to offer the conditions for opportunities to arise for our students to achieve. By this I mean being supportive of new courses such as Fabric Technology, providing sufficient classrooms and facilities for staff & students and being mindful that we continue to evolve as the school grows.
One example of this is a change to the Senior Management Structure to ensure there are sufficient resources to allow all of our programmes to be fully implemented.
To this end we held our annual Strategic Planning Day to review our plans, make any necessary changes and look to the future.
The Board elections were held in May this year and along with myself, Lorraine Cruickshank & Daryl Smith who were returned to the Board we welcomed Kevin Gray, Richard Younger and Raewyn Jones as new Trustees. More recently we welcomed Genevieve Palmer as our new student trustee replacing Olivia Rozbicki.
Building upon the successful outcomes for 2012 we have seen very good NCEA and Scholarship results for our students, continuing success of the Positive Behaviour 4 Learning programme, less use required of the Internal Removal Programme and continued enhancements to our communications with our community, in particular the student portal upgrades.
As a Board and a wider school community we cannot rest on the laurels of this year’s achievements, to stand still is to go backwards. We have continued to seek feedback from our community with meetings in the library and at the junior report evening.