Effective Date: 09-Jun-08


Appointment of high quality teaching and support staff is a key activity in the maintenance of an effective school. 


  1. To provide for a varying level of participation, including Principal, other school staff and Board of Trustee input in the decision making concerned with staff appointments.
  2. To maintain consistency, fairness and the principle of being a good employer in all appointments procedures.
  3. To ensure matters of equity are acknowledged and addressed in all appointments.
  4. To allow for shared decision making and consensus in making appointments decisions. 

Broad Guidelines

  1. All permanent vacancies are to be advertised in an appropriate medium, e.g. local newspaper.
  2. All applicants are to receive on request an outline of the position and a description of the school.
  3. All permanent appointments are to be made by the Appointments Committee (refer below). The committee has the authority of the Board to make an appointment. The committee is to provide feedback on the process and successful appointee at the next Board meeting.
  4. This Appointments Committee will consist of the following members:

-         The Principal or representative.

-         Chairperson of the BOT or their representative.

-         Other permanent school staff as deemed appropriate.

  1. The Appointments Committee will follow the NZEI Guidelines when making all appointments, in brief a short list will be generated, those on the short list will be interviewed.
  2. All confidential documents relating specifically to an applicant are to be returned or destroyed as soon as an appointment is confirmed.
  3. It should be noted that certain positions in the school (e.g. office staff) are exposed to confidential information. Significant consideration must be given to the ability of a candidate to maintain this confidentially.