Tamariki School

Code of Conduct

Tamariki School Board of Trustees

Code of Conduct Policy Statement

The board is committed to ethical conduct in all areas of its responsibilities and authority. Trustees shall:


1.                   Maintain and respect the schools values and goals and the Special Character of Tamariki School

2.                  Ensure the emotional, social and academic needs of all students are paramount

3.                  Be loyal to the school and its mission

4.                  Publicly represent the school in a positive manner

5.                  Respect the integrity of the principal and staff

6.                  Observe the confidentiality of non-public information acquired in their role as a trustee and not disclose to any other persons such information that might be harmful to the school

7.                  Be diligent and attend board meetings prepared for full and appropriate participation in decision making

8.                 Ensure that individual trustees do not act independently of the board’s decisions

9.                  Speak with one voice through its adopted policies and ensure that any disagreements with the board’s stance are resolved within the board

10.              Avoid any conflicts of interest with respect to their fiduciary responsibility

11.               Recognise the lack of authority in any individual trustee or subgroup of the board in any interaction with the principal or staff

12.              Recognise that only the chairperson (working within the board’s agreed chairperson role description or delegation) or a delegate working under written delegation, can speak for the board

13.              Continually self-monitor their individual performance as trustees against policies and any other current board evaluation tools.

14.              Be available to undertake appropriate professional development


I,                                , have read and understood this Code of Conduct Policy and agree to follow and abide by it to the best of my ability.







Drafted: 20-6-2013


Review schedule: Triennially


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