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
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.
Tangata Whenua Representative
Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind known as the Blind Foundation
Figure 1 – Landscape Concept Plan – BLENNZ Homai Campus Outdoor Learning Environment Development
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 →
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
- 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