Karori Normal School

Board of Trustees


The Board of Trustees of Karori Normal School is focused on the ongoing improvement of student progress and achievement. To ensure effective school performance, the board is committed to maintaining a strong and effective governance framework that incorporates legislative requirements and good practice.



Enhancing student achievement is the board’s focus. The board is proactive rather than reactive in its operations and decision making, and does not involve itself in the day-to-day administrative details of running the school.


The board is entrusted to work on behalf of all stakeholders and is accountable for the school’s performance. It emphasises strategic leadership, sets the vision for the school and ensures that it complies with legal and policy requirements.


Policies are at a governance level and outline clear delegations to the principal. The board and principal form the leadership team with the role of each documented and understood. The principal reports to the board as a whole with committees used to facilitate the board fulfilling its role.


The Karori Normal School Policies guide the operation of the school and provide the framework within which the procedures are formulated and carried out. These policies show our commitment to the National Administration Guidelines for sound school governance and management practices involving curriculum, planning and self-review, employment, finance and property, health and safety and legal compliance. 


 Governance Manual 2018



The Board may be contacted at bot@kns.school.nz


The Board of Trustees members are:




Glenn Stevenson - Chair


Bronwyn Barberel


Julia Forsyth


Kay Webster


Blair Wightman


Clayton Willocks


Conrad Kelly – Principal 


Carol Pilcher – Staff Rep





Karori Normal School 2017 Audited Financial Statements
Karori Normal School 2017 Annual Report

Ministry of Education Letter