HOWICK & PAKURANGA MONTESSORI
The Howick & Pakuranga Montessori Academy (HPMA) Trust oversees activities required to implement the mission of developing a Montessori community and delivering Montessori education at Howick Primary School. It is independent of the Howick Primary School Board of Trustees.
Trustees (who are all volunteers) are responsible for Finance, Resources, Enrolments, Trust Administration, Promotion and Marketing and Family Event Planning. The Trust makes financial provision to teachers (salaries and training) and the classroom (materials and equipment). Parents are encouraged to become Trustees and play a role in the school. Parents are also encouraged to help the Trustees in a support capacity (eg organising family events, assisting on school trips and working bees etc).
The Chair of the Trustees also represents the Montessori Unit on the Howick Primary School Board of Trustees – thus ensuring the integration of the Unit within the School and also playing a role in the governance of Howick Primary School.