Independent Public schools are required to have a School Board. Being a member of a board is an important and rewarding role that contributes greatly to the success of a school. Members include the principal, parents of students enrolled at the school, staff, and others from the wider community who can lend their skills and expertise to the school. Parents and community members must form the majority.
The functions of boards are covered by legislation and include both approval and advisory roles. Some of the matters boards may make decisions on include fees and charges, book lists, sponsorship and dress codes. Boards make these decisions with the principal and others who ensure the decisions adhere to legislative and policy requirements. The board also promotes the school in the community. The council or board does not intervene in the control or management of the school. This is the role of the principal.
All board members are obliged to act in the best interests of the school and its students. For further information on the roles of the School Board, please see the information provided with the nomination form.
School Board members must undergo a National Police History Check before being appointed to the School Board.
There are 2 board members and positions will be for a 2 or 3 year tenure. Meetings will be held twice a term and will most likely be in the evening (start approx. 6 or 6.30pm).