The Election process and How to's.

Frimley School has employed CES to run our 2022 Board of Trustee election process for us.

This year we will supporting Whānau to be more engaged by offering an electronic voting system. For Whānau that don't have an email address, all election material will be posted out. Some options may be available through the office, so if unsure please ask.

The most important thing to do now is- MAKE SURE WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT EMAIL AND POSTAL ADDRESS.

Further details will come out in the newsletter and via seesaw.

Key dates

Friday 19th August- Nominations close along with Candidate statements.

If an election is required, Voting papers will be emailed/ posted out by Friday 26th August.

4pm Friday 23 Sept. Polls close.

Thursday 29th Sept. Votes are counted and the school informed. Nominated Candidates informed of outcome.

Friday 30th Sept The list of successful Candidates published.


WHO IS DEEMED TO BE THE 'PARENT'? For blended or separated whānau

For the nomination/voting round:

The Education and Training Act 2020 defines the term “parent,” in relation to any person, as
meaning someone who is the person’s father, mother, legal guardian or immediate caregiver.

Wherever the word “parent” is used, it is with the understanding that it includes legal guardian
or immediate caregiver.
Immediate caregiver:
1. In relation to a student who usually lives in a household that includes the student’s
father or mother but not both, but also includes the spouse or partner of the father or
mother, means the spouse or partner; and
2. In relation to a student who usually lives in a household that includes the student’s
father or mother and no spouse or partner of the father or mother, but also includes a
person who has turned 20 and has a day-to-day responsibility for the student clearly
greater than that of any other person, means that person; and
3. In relation to a student who usually lives in a household that does not include the
student’s father or the student’s mother, means any member of the household who
has turned 20 and has a day-to-day responsibility for the student clearly greater than
that of any other person.


**Note: A student is deemed to have no immediate caregiver if he/she:
• Usually lives in a household that includes both parents, or
• Spends approx. equal time in two or more households; or
• Does not usually live in a household (for instance, lives in a hostel)

Note: The onus is on the VOTER to ensure they are on the roll.