You can find out more information about governance in schools at:
NZSTA (Home Page)
NZSTA's Parent Place
TKI - The Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) site provides trustees with a wealth of information on Community-based information for schools, e.g. Strategies, Secondary school matters, Maori-medium education, Learning areas/subjects, NZ Curriculum, Professional support, E-learning, Resource collections and Learner Groups, etc.
The Ministry of Education's information for parents