Ministerial Appointments to the Tai Wānanga Board

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Ministerial Appointed Board Members to the Tai Wānanga Board

Would you like to be considered for position on the Tai Wānanga Board appointed by the Minister of Education?

The Tai Wānanga Board constitution currently allows for up to three members to be appointed by the Minister of Education.

About the School

The Tai Wānanga Board is responsible for the governance of the school’s two sites – Tu Toa in Palmerston North and Ruakura in Hamilton. The Board is the employer of school staff and sets the school’s overall strategic direction. Members of the Board work to ensure educational plans are in place and the goals of the school are met for the benefit of all students and their whānau.

Tai Wānanga’s mission is ‘to empower taiohi to achieve, to contribute and to lead the advancement of Māori’. Tai Wānanga offers a unique, holistic and tailored educational experience where learners aspirations and interests are nurtured with the focus on mental, physical, emotional and spiritual throughout the learning journey and towards a career aspiration plan.

Does this sound like you?

Board members require a broad range of skills and experience:

  • It is absolutely essential that Board members have governance experience (preferably in education, or the public sector); and
  • An interest or understanding of the kaupapa of Tai Wānanga and the education and welfare of its students; and
  • An understanding of the needs of the Ministry’s priority groups of learners which include students with learning support needs, and Māori and Pacific students.
  • Other knowledge or skills below are also desirable:

  • Experience in areas such as Education, Finance, Law, Property, Human Resources, Health and /or the Social Sector.
  • We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.


    Please note that Clauses 9 and 10 of Schedule 23 of the Education and Training Act 2020, list the categories of persons who are not eligible to be appointed as board members. Please refer to the attached document above regarding eligibility for this role.

    How to apply?

    If this opportunity sounds like you, and you meet the eligibility criteria above please apply now.

    Your application should include:

    An electronic copy of your CV and cover letter. Within your cover letter, please outline your suitability for the role:

  • Briefly describe your interest and/or experience in school governance and provide examples.
  • Briefly describe your interest and experience with the Ministry’s priority groups of students (students with special education needs, Māori students and Pacific students), and provide examples. If you are able, please also include your interest in and/or experience with Tai Wānanga.
  • Briefly describe other knowledge, skills, personal attributes and experience relevant to the proposed appointment, with examples.
  • Please provide the names and telephone contact details of two referees who can attest to your knowledge and

    experience required for this position. Please note that referees should not be Ministry of Education employees.

    Applications close: Wednesday 21 April 2021