The School’s Board of Trustees is a governance body that comprises parent / community trustees together with the Principal and one Staff Trustee.

The Board is entrusted to work on behalf of the children who attend the school. Its role emphasises strategic leadership rather than administrative detail and ensures that the school complies with legal and policy requirements. The primary focus of the Board of Trustees, Principal and Staff is to ensure the very best educational outcomes for all children attending Halswell School.

Board meetings are held in the school boardroom commencing at 5 p.m. The meetings are open to the public and our parent community are welcome to attend.

The current members of the Halswell School Board of Trustees are:

  • Trevor Campbell (Chairman)
  • Francesca Brown
  • Bruce Topham (Principal)
  • Gary Hancock
  • Kate Bodger (Staff Representative)
  • Penny Wilson
  • Marcus Clyne
  • Carena Parish


Policies and Procedures

To view the School’s policies please follow this link and log on with this username and password:

User: halswell
Password: quarry


  • Welcome!
  • Treaty of Waitangi
  • Governance and Management
  • Curriculum and Student Achievement Policy
  • Documentation and Self-Review Policy
  • Employer Responsibility Policy
  • Finance and Property Management Policy
  • Health, Safety, and Welfare Policy
  • Legislation and Administration Policy
  • General
  • Forms
  • Useful Links and Contacts
  • What’s New?

2017 Meeting Dates

21 February 2017
21 March 2017
23 May 2017
20 June 2017
25 July 2017
21 August 2017
19 September 2017
24 October 2017
21 November 2017
12 December 2017