Update from the Board of Trustees

Update from the Board of Trustees

As you will be aware, we are in the process of finding a new Principal. The board has employed Cleave Hay to perform the role of facilitator to guide us through this process. Cleave is vastly experienced working with boards and schools and comes highly recommended.

Applications for the principals position close at the end of November, followed by shortlisting and interviews which will hopefully lead to an appointment by mid December. 

We are seeking to engage with as many parents, caregivers and members of the community as possible and would like your feedback. Can you please send all responses directly to Cleave at: [email protected]

In order for Cleave to collate all the information back to the board please answer the following questions:

  • What key skills and attributes should the principal have?
  • What particular skills are needed for The Catlins Area School?
  • What sort of community participation would you like a new principal to be involved in?
  • If you were interviewing candidates what would be your most important question?  

All responses will be anonymous.


We will provide updates as appropriate. 

Many Thanks,

Stu Affleck
Chairperson, TCAS Board of Trustees.