BLENNZ: Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ

Te Kotuituinga Mātauranga Pura o Aotearoa

Board of Trustees Election Results

June 21, 2016 by blennzict | 0 comments

Results following the June 2016 Board of Trustee Elections as follows:

Visual Resource Centres
Two parent representatives – Nathaniel Robson and Letitia Patete

BLENNZ Staff Representative
Jane Cox

BLENNZ Homai Campus School
A vacancy remains for a parent representative for the Homai Campus School and expressions of interest have been sought. The BLENNZ Board are due to discuss this appointment at their June board meeting.

Appointed Trustees

Tangata Whenua Representative
Nigel Ngahiwi

Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind known as the Blind Foundation
Neil Jarvis

Freemasons Park – BLENNZ Outdoor Learning Environment

December 12, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments

Plan showing Homai Campus Outdoor Learning Environment Development Plan with Active Learning area, Bike storage and tactile wall, covered area and ball court, pedestrian path, reflective garden, native plantation, amphitheatre, sports field, vegetable and herb garden, egg 'sound shell' and spinning top, fitness stations, propagation shed, storage and compost bins, rope, net climbing frame and obstacle course

Figure 1 – Landscape Concept Plan – BLENNZ Homai Campus Outdoor Learning Environment Development

Six people including BoT chair, principal and manager of school and residential sitting outside at BLENNZ Homai Campus at a picnic table with the plans on the table.

Figure 2 – The BoT chair and others displaying the plans

On the 14th November the diggers rolled onto the campus to begin the construction of the BLENNZ Outdoor Learning Environment.

The design is the result of Jill Rice, an experienced landscape designer, working closely with BLENNZ staff to create a unique environment to support the learning of all BLENNZ ākonga coming onto the campus. Continue Reading →

BLENNZ Board of Trustees

January 23, 2013 by blennzict | 0 comments

An introduction to the BLENNZ Board of Trustees

BLENNZ has a national board of trustees which is representative of BLENNZ parents and of the wider blindness education sector.

The role of the BLENNZ board is to govern the school, with a focus on providing an environment that fosters achievement for children and young people who are blind or low vision.

BOT Members and roles

Janny Cooke – Board Secretary (09) 266-7109 Extension: 2000

Chairperson: Nathaniel Louwrens and Parent Trustee Visual Resource Centres

Principal: Karen Stobbs

Homai Campus School Parent Trustee: Mitch Harris

Parent Trustees: Visual Resource Centres:

  • Nathaniel Robson
  • Letitia Patete
  • Gretchen Good

Staff Elected Trustee:  Jane Cox

Appointed Trustees:

  • Jonathan Godfrey – Blind Citizens
  • Neil Jarvis – Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind – Known as Blind Foundation
  • Nigel Ngahiwi – Tangata Whenua

BOT Meeting venues and time

All BOT meetings are held on the Homai Campus on a Friday from 12.30pm

February 26, April 1, May 27, June 24, (followed by a Board Induction Day on Saturday 25 June), August 12, September 23, October 28, December 9


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