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Board of Trustees Birkdale North Primary is governed by 5 elected parent trustees, an elected staff trustee and the Principal. The current Board encompasses a variety of skills and expertise to guide the success of the school. The Board can be contacted at

The Board of Trustees meets monthly in the school staffroom and meetings are open to the public.

Board of Trustees members 2019 to 2021
Greg Ratcliffe                    Parent elected representative
Mikael Boulic                    Parent elected representative
Matt Elliott                        Parent elected representative
Lisa Ellsworth                   Staff elected representative
Jan McDonald                   Principal

Poari pānui / board announcements:
Birkdale North School by-election update 12th November 2021
Kia ora tātou
The Ministry of Education have provided us with new by-election dates, as follows:
Close of supplementary roll – 24th November
Close of nominations – 26th November
Voting papers issued by – 1st December
Election day – 29th December
Accept postal votes – 3rd January
Count votes – 4th January
Take office – 5th January
So, that provides our community with 2 weeks notice until the close of nominations, at noon on Friday 26th November.
Also, due to the effects of lockdown and the delayed election process, a new returning officer has been appointed. The new returning officer is Marion and the board would like to thank her for offering to help complete our by-election process. Furthermore, a big thank you to Saskia for all of her work in setting up the by-election and getting us started. Ngā mihi ki a kōrua.
Marion will provide an update to our school community on the 26th November.
Mauri ora ki a tātou katoa
Birkdale North School Board
Election announcement 11th November 2021
Kia ora koutou.
The school has just been informed that the election processes for the Auckland area have resumed and that nominations close at noon on Friday the 12th of November (tomorrow).
We were told that we would have 2.5 weeks notice once we reached level 2. However, that never eventuated and now we’ve been given little notice.
The school is seeking a two week extension to give our community the chance to get their nominations in with a reasonable notice regarding the deadline. This may or may not be granted, so please get your nominations in if you are keen to help govern our school.
Currently, we have one nomination, for two vacancies.
We will keep you informed on any outcomes.
Ngā mihi mahana
Birkdale North School Board
Postponement of October 28 board meeting.
Tēnā tātou
The school board would like to notify the school community of its decision to postpone its next scheduled board meeting on October 28, until one week later. The new meeting date is now November 4 at 6pm.
The agenda will be released before the evening of the 2nd of November.
Here is the Zoom link for any public who wish to attend:
BNS Board is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: BNS Board meeting 4/11/2021 at 6pm
Time: Nov 4, 2021 06:00 PM Auckland, Wellington

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Ngā mihi mahana
Birkdale North School Board
Tuesday 21st September 2021

Tēnā tātou katoa,
We trust you and your whānau are all well, keeping safe, and maintaining good mental health as we navigate through these challenging times.
The board would like to update you all on a few matters related to governance.
First, we would like to let our community know that the public board meeting scheduled for September 23 has been postponed. A new date will be set and announced to the community once we have the appropriate environment to do so. If that environment does not come soon enough, then we will meet via Zoom. If this transpires, there will be at least 48 hours notice to the community for the new time and date. The Zoom link will be shared for any members of the community who are interested.
Second, we would like to inform our community that the board held a special meeting on August 23 to discuss a personnel matter.
Third, regarding school board elections, the Auckland region is still on hold at the moment. An announcement by the Ministry of Education will be made when we reach level two COVID restrictions, to guide the commencement of elections in the Auckland area. We will keep you posted as the information is released.
Finally, a big thank you to all the school staff and teaching assistants for all of their work during the current lockdown, continuing to provide learning for our children during these disruptive times. 
Nō reira, stay safe and hope to see you all at school sometime soon.
Ngā mihi mahana
Birkdale North School Board


Important message from the Returning officer – Friday 27th August 2021:

Due to the current lockdown, the Ministry of Education has decided to put a pause on all elections.
This includes the acceptance of nominations.
If you do send in nominations these will be received and filed, however, we will not be able to accept them until the election process resumes.
If there are any questions, please contact Saskia Vosper via email on

BOT public Agenda:
4 November 2021 BNS Board Public Agenda and Minutes

BOT minutes:
12 August 2021 BOT Public Minutes
01 July 2021 Board Public Minutes
20 May 2021 Board Public Agenda and Minutes
25th February 2021 BOT Public Minutes
8th April 2021 BOT Public Minutes 
17th December 2020 BOT Public Minutes
19th November 2020 BOT Public Minutes
24th September 2020 BOT Public Minutes
30th July 2020 BOT Public Minutes

Annual Report:
2020 Annual Report Birkdale North School
2019 Annual Report Birkdale North School

Proposed Enrolment Scheme Information
Proposed Enrolment Scheme
Information & FAQs For Parents