The School Trustee Elections are being held this year, and we need you to get involved.
Our school is governed by a democratically elected group of people called the Board of Trustees. These Trustees make important decisions about our school's strategic direction, student achievement outcomes, resources, staffing and much more.
Being a trustee is an important and rewarding role. Parents, families, whanau and people from the wider community can all be trustees. We're looking for a range of people with a variety of skills, experiences, and attributes who believe in making a positive difference to our children's learning.
If you're interested in standing for election or nominating someone you know, please contact Hillsborough Primary School Office for a nomination form. Nominations close Noon 16 May.
National Election Day is 30 May.
Make sure your vote counts. All parents of full-time students who are on the school voting roll can and should vote in the elections. Look for your voting papers in your letterbox and make sure your vote is received by noon 30 May.
ASB school banking makes saving fun and easy, giving students a head start by teaching them how to save and look
after their money. In the age of instant gratification, it’s more important than ever for students to learn the value of
saving and how a little put away every week can easily add up.
This year, the ASB school banking programme is focussed on helping students set a savings goal to work towards.
Students will choose something they want to save for, whether it’s a new bike or the latest Xbox game, and then make
a savings plan to get there.
To encourage students to stick to their savings goal, successful savers
can enter a draw to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet (2.10.1 WiFi) for their
classroom. There are five to be won in terms 2, 3 and 4. To enter, your
students need to send a photo of themselves with their completed savings
chart and what they bought to firstname.lastname@example.org along with their
name and their parent’s contact details. Emails received by the end of term
2, 3 and 4 are included in the prize draw for that term (and any subsequent
draw if they do not win a prize). We’ll then draw five students who will each
win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet for their class. It’s that easy.
How much is the thing you’re saving for? (or) How much do you need to save?____________________________________ (A)
Divide A by B to calculate how many weeks you need to save for: ______________________________________________
(TIP: Try and save 60% of your money each week and keep 40% aside for things you might want – like a trip to the pools)