SCHOOL BOARD NOMINATIONS INVITED
School Board has identified that several positions will become available for parents on our 2024 School Board. The positions have a tenure of two years.
The School Board currently meets twice a term on an evening convenient to the majority of members commencing at 5.30pm. Meetings usually conclude by 7.00 pm. Members may choose to participate in meetings in person or online.
Members of the School Board have the important role of assisting our school in its planning and review. The School Board of a public school works with the school community to achieve the best outcomes for students.It plays an important role in contributing to good school governance so that school resources are used efficiently, and community expectations and the school’s priorities reflect the needs of students.
The functions of the School Board are covered by legislation and include both approval and advisory roles. Some of the matters councils and boards may make decisions on include:
· fees and charges
· book lists
· dress codes.
The School Board makes these decisions with the principal and others relevant decision makers who ensure the decisions adhere to legislative and policy requirements. Principals may also seek the advice of the School Board to inform themselves before making management decisions. School Board members have the right to understand the principal’s decisions (except where they involve confidential information and decisions about people or families). The School Board does not intervene in the control or management of the school. This is the role of the principal. The School Board also promotes the school in the community.
More information about the roles and responsibilities of School Boards is available on the Department of Education’s website.
All parents of students currently enrolled at our school are welcome to nominate. The School Board is particularly interested in receiving nominations from parents with language backgrounds other than English as this will provide better representation of our school community. If you wish to nominate, please complete the nomination form attached to this notice. Another parent from our school community is required to endorse your nomination.
Nominations must be received by 3.00 pm Friday 24 November 2023.
Please do not hesitate to contact me [email protected] or face to face for a chat if you have any queries; thank you.
4 November 2023