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
  • Gary Hancock
  • Penny Wilson
  • Marcus Clyne
  • Carena Parish
  • Bruce Topham (Principal)
  • Staff Representative – Vacant


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?

2018 Meeting Dates

Feb 27, 2018
March 27, 2018
May 29, 2018
June 26, 2018
July 31, 2018
August 28, 2018
September 25, 2018
October 30, 2018
November 27, 2018
December 18, 2018