Role of BOT

All of New Zealand’s state and state-integrated schools have a board of trustees. The board of trustees is the Crown entity responsible for the governance and the control of the management of the school. The board is the employer of all staff in the school, is responsible for setting the school’s strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff and students, and ensuring that its school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students. Boards are also responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration.
New Zealand School Trustee Association

Burnham School BOT

Sandra Keenan (Principal)

Marcia Beuth  (Chairperson)

Cameron Clark

Teena Frame

Phil Lattaney

Caroline Leggett

Tyron Rapana

Marie Smith (Staff Representative)

Frances Taka

The Burnham School BOT sets the Strategic Direction for our school.
The Burnham School BOT have set the following Strategic Goals:

  • To provide quality education to ensure our children are prepared for the future.
  • To provide a fun, safe and friendly learning environment.
  • To provide challenges and opportunities to enable children to be the best they can be.Click the download below for our 2017 Charter and 2017 Annual Plan.

Policy Review


There are currently no policies under review that require parental consultation.  Check back in Term 3.

Instructions to review a policy:

  •    Visit the website
  •    Enter the user (burnham) and password (c4mp).
  •    Follow the link to the relevant policy as listed.
  •    Read the policy.
  •    Click the Policy Review button at the right hand top corner of the page.
  •    Select the reviewer type “Board member”.
  •    Enter your name.
  •    Submit your ratings and comments.

If you don’t have internet access, school office staff can easily provide you with printed copies of the policy and the review form.