Three Advisory Boards have been established to represent the perspectives of early childhood education providers, schools, tertiary education providers, special education groups, youth, parents and the business sector, and ensure the inclusion of Māori leadership and Pasifika leadership input and influence at all stages of renewal.
The three boards: the Education Advisory Board, Mātauraka Mahaanui – the Waitaha Advisory Board, and the Pasifika Advisory Board, bring together representatives from education and community organisations whom all have a high level of expertise and understanding of the needs of priority learners and different communities in greater Christchurch.
Each board is governed by a specific terms of reference.
Two advisors have also been appointed to support ongoing engagement through renewal:
- Former principal and Secretary for Education, Karen Sewell, will work directly with school communities to ensure their concerns and aspirations are being heard. Her role is governed by a specific terms of reference. See the media release
- Christchurch Boys’ High School Headmaster, Trevor McIntyre, has also been appointed as an executive advisor to the greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme.
A dedicated Greater Christchurch Taskforce has also been formed to engage local educational leaders and other experts to support specific aspects of the wider renewal programme.