Board of Trustee Elections

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Contact Wayne on 0800 205 267 or Email:


Maintain Normality and Avoid Election Stress.

For election results to be valid, compliance with legislation is imperative. Moreover, tight time constraints can put unwelcome and undue stress on school staff.

Employing a CES independent Returning Officer will relieve this pressure, enabling normal workflows to be maintained.

Our Returning Officer will work closely with your designated staff to administer parent/student/staff elections and gather and tabulate results.

A CES Returning Officer will:

  • Prepare a timeline for the election;
  • Call for nominations by distributing the notice and nomination forms;
  • Prepare newspaper advertisements and flyers for circulation
  • Prepare of rolls of parents/caregivers and staff;
  • Liaise with staff eligible to be on both staff and parent roles;
  • Receive and check nomination forms, and candidates statements where required;
  • Distribute voting papers and reply envelopes;
  • Oversee of the electoral process;
  • Declare and advertise the results, notify of the school and candidates;
  • Complete documentation for the Ministry of Education;
  • File results with the District Court.
Contact CES now to discuss the Returning Officer service personally.


"As a new Principal I've found your service incredibly helpful. Our community has commented about the benefits of having CES as the returning officer also. They have felt reassured that the process has been transparent."

Brenda Martin, Principal
Wesley Primary School

"Thank you so much for the great service you have provided. I am really grateful for all the support and advice you have given me and yesterday was a great day for Wadestown School. We are thrilled with the way Canterbury Education Services run the Board Elections and we will certainly use you again, due in part to your accessibility and professionalism which is superb."

Sally Barrett, Principal
Wadestown School

"I did not experience any difficulties with this process. Everything ran smoothly at this end. I appreciated the frequent updates from you and also that even though you are an extremely busy man during this process, you were accessible via phone for any questions."

Julie Davies, Database Manager
Burnside High School

"a quick note to say thank you for the efficient and seamless way in which you ran the Auckland Girls’ Grammar School election. I know how much work is involved in crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s."

Donna MacMenigall, PA to the Principal
Auckland Girls' Grammar School


"Well done Wayne on a great job accomplished. I can say that as a first timer having anything to do with BOT elections the help I received to any questions I had were prompt and most helpful. Thanks for all your hard work. I appreciate it."

Debbie Eddington, HR & Personal Assistant to Principal

Linwood College


"I would like to say that I found your assistance fantastic for any questions that I had, and really felt like I had very little to do as it was all so perfectly run at your end. So a huge thank you to you and your team from me - I know the next time I have a BoT election I won't need to be concerned at all."

Michele Stephens, Principal's PA
St Martins School


"I would like to thank you and your CES Staff for having done such a great job with our BOT election. This is the second time we have contracted CES to be the returning officer."

Raewyn Openshaw
Elim Christian College


"Just a note to thank you on behalf of the Board, for working with us again as our Returning Officer for the BOT Elections. As in the past, you made it a very easy process for us with your regular communications with information and up-dates, prior to and during the elections."

Shirley M Irving, Bursar
Kedgley Intermediate School

1D Lady Ruby Drive
East Tamaki
Manukau 2013
64-9-265 0854
89 Nazareth Avenue
PO Box 414
64-3-338 4444
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