Many schools have a ‘code of conduct’ for their trustees, let alone their Chairpersons. Alas, Waiheke High School is not amongst them, at least not that I could find on the internet. However, I did find this in the School’s “Board Policies 2013” document signed by none other than Stansfield himself. It sets out the following conduct the Board of Trustees expects from its employees, teachers and pupils.
"At Waiheke High School harassment of any person is unacceptable. Harassment can be defined as any unwelcome comment, conduct or gesture that is insulting, intimidating, humiliating, malicious, degrading or offensive. It might be repeated or an isolated incident but it is so significant that it adversely affects someone's performance, contribution or work environment. It can include physical, degrading or threatening, behaviour, abuse of power, isolation, discrimination, sexual and/or racial harassment. Harassment is behaviour that is unwanted by the recipient even if the recipient does not tell the harasser that the behaviour is unwanted. Bullying is ongoing unreasonable behaviour which is often intended to humiliate or undermine the recipient but is not specifically unlawful" (my emphasis).