• Purpose

    The Board has been formed with the fundamental purpose of enabling parents and members of the community to engage in activities that are in the best interests of students and will enhance the education provided by the school.

    The School Board Function

    The School Board is responsible for the following:

    • Making recommendations on the following:
      • Establishing and reviewing from time to time, the school's objectives, priorities and general policy directions
      • The Planning of financial arrangements necessary to fund those objectives and directions
      • Evaluating the school's performance in achieving them; and
      • Formulating codes of conduct for students at the school
      • Making recommendations in consultation with students, their parents and staff on an appropriate dress code for students when they are attending or representing the school.
      • Promoting the school in the community.
      • Approving:
        • Charges and contributions for the provision of certain materials, services and facilities under section 99(4) of the School Education Act
        • Extra costs optional components of education programs under section 100(3) of the 99(4) of the School Education Act
        • Items to be supplied by a student for use in an education program under section 108(2) of the School Education Act
        • Any agreements or arrangements for advertising or sponsorship in relation to the school under section 216(5) of the School Education Act
      • Providing advice to the principal of the school on:
        • A general policy concerning the use in school activities of prayers, songs and material based on religious, spiritual or moral values being used in a school activity as part of religious education and the implementation of special religious education under section 62(2) of the School Education Act
        • With the approval of the Minister or Director General, as the Minister's delegate to take part in the selection of, but not in the appointment of, the school principal or any other member of teaching staff under section 129(2) of the School Education Act.
    • The school board does not:
      • Manage the day to day running of the school. For example, it does not employ staff, decide which classes students will be assigned to, or resolve issues relating to individual teacher and students and/or parents
      • Discuss individual issues relating to teachers, staff or parents - these are management roles, and therefore the responsibility of the principal
      • Represent specific interest groups, or permit special interests to dominate the agenda of the Board
      • Intervene in the educational instruction of students
      • Purchase land, buildings or motor cars, and cannot enter into hire purchase agreements or obtain credit or loans, unless permission is given by the Minister
      • Performance manage the principal or any other staff member
    • What Can You Bring to the Board

      Parent members bring their experience as parents at the school and the views and context of the wider school community to School Board meetings.

      Community members bring wider perspectives, particular skills and expertise to the School Board. They may have business, IT, accounting, building or other skills that the school is looking for at the time.

      School staff bring their educational expertise and years of experience to School Board meetings

    • How Can you Take Part?

      Elected members serve an initial term of 3 years and may be reappointed more than once. We always need a parent majority, so if you would like to get involved please register your interest by emailing the school below