Board of Trustees

All of New Zealand’s state and state-integrated schools have a Board of Trustees. Boards are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the school and overseeing the management of personnel, property, finance and administration.

The Methven Primary School Board consists of the principal, a staff representative and six parent trustees elected by the parent community. The Methven Primary School Board of Trustees has what is called a ‘rotating’ board. This means that we have Board elections every 18 months where only half the positions come up for election rather than all positions every three years. The Board of Trustees do an amazing amount of work behind the scenes to ensure that the school runs according to legislation – we appreciate their support and the positive working environment that exists.

Paul Ensor

Cameron Glass
Deputy Chairperson

Sue Furndorfler

Hannah Grant
Staff Representative

About our School

School Type

  • Contributing Years 1 to 6

School Roll

  • 288

Gender composition

  • Female 45%
  • Male 55%

Ethnic composition

  • African 1.76%
  • Chinese 0.35%
  • Fijian 0.70%
  • Maori 11.62%
  • New Zealand 70.07%
  • Other Asian 0.35%
  • Other European 6.34%
  • Southeast Asia 8.81%


  • Preparing our future through making pathways to the stars.

STAR Values

  • Sporting
  • Trustworthy
  • Accepting
  • Responsible

Valued Outcomes for Students

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Hauora
  • Self-regulation
  • Innovation

Annual Report (Financial Statement)

Our Annual Report contains our school’s audited annual financial statements. These show how the board has used its funds to achieve its charter goals. The Annual report is to be submitted to the Ministry of Education by the 31st May each year, and as soon as possible after the audit is complete, the board publishes its annual report on this website so that it is available to the public for inspection.

Methven Primary School Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2019

2020 Meeting Dates

  • Wednesday 19 February
  • Wednesday 01 April
  • Wednesday 13 May
  • Wednesday 17 June
  • Wednesday 05 August
  • Wednesday 09 September
  • Wednesday 28 October
  • Wednesday 02 December

Meetings are usually held at 7:00pm in the Staffroom.

Please refer to our Event Calendar for up to date information.

ERO Review

The Education Review Office (Te Tari Arotake Matauranga) evaluates and reports on the education and care of children and young people in early childhood services and schools.

An ERO review looks at how an early learning service or school reaches positive learning outcomes – knowledge, skills, attitude and habits – for all children and young people. They are interested in what’s working well and where improvements can be made.

Their review process works with an early learning service or school’s own evaluation processes. It also supports a culture of ongoing improvement.

Reviewers are professional evaluators who’ve had many years of teaching experience before joining ERO. All have specific training in education evaluation.

Reviewers follow the State Services Commission’s Standards of Integrity and Conduct. Early childhood services and schools can expect review teams to be fair, impartial, responsible and trustworthy.

Once the review process is complete and the early childhood service or school has had a chance to take in and discuss the results, a final report is published on ERO’s website.

Methven Primary School’s last Education Review Office (ERO) report was released in March 2020.

ERO’s Overall Judgment

On the basis of the findings of this review, ERO’s overall evaluation judgement of Methven School’s performance in achieving valued outcomes for its students is: Well placed.

Key strengths of the school

For sustained improvement and future learner success, the school can draw on existing strengths in:

  • effective and thoughtful leadership that actively seeks to innovate for improvement
  • educationally powerful partnerships that focus on engaging teachers, students and whānau in collaborative learning
  • approaches to teaching and learning that prioritise empowering students and assisting them to self-manage their learning.

Next Steps

For sustained improvement and future learner success, priorities for further development are in:

  • the analysis and scrutiny of data to identify how well the school accelerates learning for those students who need this
  • building evaluative capability and effective use of internal evaluation to determine the effectiveness of processes and practices at all levels of the school.

If you would like to read the full report please click the following link: Methven Primary ERO Report