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. 

KNS School Policies and Procedures


KNS uses SchoolDocs to host our policies and procedures and to assist us with the process of ongoing review.


You can view our policies on SchoolDocs using the login information below.:


Username:             kns

Password:               donaldst



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


The Board of Trustees members are:

Simon Johnson - Chair

Joe Benbow

Rosemary Mose

Natalie Vaughan-Sanders

Blair Wightman

Conrad Kelly - Principal

Phil McIntosh - Staff Rep   

Board Minutes

KNS Board minutes-28 March 2023.pdf

KNS Board minutes-16 May 2023.pdf

KNS Board minutes-27 June 2023.pdf

KNS Board minutes-8 August 2023.pdf


2023 BOT Agenda 5 September.pdf

KNS CCTV Privacy Notice

2021 Annual Report - Principal Chair.pdf

2021 Karori Normal School Annual Report.pdf

FINAL 2021 Independent Audit Report - Karori Normal School.pdf