National Executive's Functions

The Institute is managed on a day-to-day basis by its National Executive.  In particular, the National Executive has the following roles and functions:

a) to direct the Institute's policy when the Institute is not in session

b) to fix the date of, and order of business at, the Institute's annual meeting

c) to prepare and circulate to National Executive members the minutes of the National Executive's and its Standing Committee's meeting

d) to meet together, adjourn and otherwise regulate its business as it thinks fit

e) to appoint a National Secretary and such other staff as are required

f) to submit a report of its proceedings during the year

g) to administer and control all of the Institute's financial matters, and submit financial statements for audit by a chartered accountant who will be elected by the Institute for the purpose

h) to operate the Institute's bank accounts, and use its funds in a lawful manner, in the interests of members and in line with the objects of the Institute

i) to enter into investments, loans and overdrafts as required to further the Institute's business

j) to control, acquire and dispose of property

k) to summon special meetings of the Institute when necessary

l) to hold a referendum on Institute members on important changes in Institute policy, or on other matters that it or an annual meeting considers require a referendum

m) at the request of the Chairperson of an Area Council, a Branch President or the Member Assist team, to appoint an Institute representative to provide advice, assistance and / or appear at any informal, statutory or other inquiry, or other legal action instituted by an employing authority, which involves an Institute member

n) to confer on members such honours as may be recommended by the Honours Committee

o) to take disciplinary action, where necessary, against members, officers and other position holders in the Institute.

National Executive Composition

The Institute's National Executive consists of:

a National President
a National Immediate Past-President (or where applicable, a Senior Executive Member)
a National Vice-President

a representative from the early childhood sector
a representative from the primary teaching sector
a representative from the support staff sector
a representative from among the school principals

four representatives among the general membership

three members of Te Reo Areare, selected in accordance with procedures established by Te Kāhui Whetū