Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees, Staff and learners welcome you to Tokoroa Central School. Our focus, as a Board, is always on what is best for our learners, as well as keeping the staff and school community’s interests at heart.
The Tokoroa Central School Board of Trustees consists of 4 elected parent representatives, the school Principal and a staff representative. Elections are held once every three years and the last election was held in June 2016

Our current Tokoroa Central School Board of Trustees are
Johnny Dryden – Chairperson
Debbie Follas – Principal
Brady Sheck – Staff Trustee
Koni Tuau
– Parent Trustee
Quintin True – Parent Trustee
Vacancy – Parent Trustee

Meeting Times
Last Monday of every month at 5.00pm in the staffroom or via Zoom.  All parents welcome to attend. Please contact the office and they will let you know if the meeting is via Zoom or in person and send you a link if necessary.

Our Role
The Board of Trustees is responsible for the Governance of Tokoroa Central School.  Boards of trustees work in partnership with communities, principals, teachers and the government to ensure the best possible education outcomes for all students.  The functions of the Board include:

  • establishing the purpose and aims of the school, as set out in the school Charter
  • setting priorities and goals for the improvement of learning in the school
  • approving allocation of resources to ensure the best outcomes for our students
  • reporting to both the school community and the government

For more information on the roles and responsibilities of Boards, please refer to the Ministry of Education website at   In particular, there is a very useful document on the role and responsibilities of Boards and Board members entitled “Working in Partnerships”