School Board Parent Introduction Letter

School Board Introduction

The School Board works with the school community to achieve the best outcomes for students. The Board 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.

What is the role of the School Board?
To participate in:
• endorsing the school budget, annual reports, and the Statement of Expectations;
• reviews school performance and progress towards business plan targets;
• processes to determine satisfaction levels of parents, staff and students;
• the Department of Education Services (DES) independent review;
• communicating with the broader school community regarding the Board’s function and activities.

To take part in:
• establishing and reviewing school performance, the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions;
• planning financial arrangements necessary to fund objectives, priorities and directions.
To approve:
• an annual contribution and charges schedule, inclusive of incursion and excursion costs, and booklist item requirements;
• an agreement or arrangement for advertising or sponsorship in relation to a government school.

To promote:
• the school in the community.

Who is on the School Board?
Our School Board is comprised of parent, community, and staff representatives.

The following members represent the School Board for 2024.

Staff Members:
Megan Barnett – Principal
Paula Vardy – Deputy Principal
Merranie Beal – Deputy Principal
Jacqueline Bell - Deputy Principal
Kevin Pitchford – Staff Member

Parent Representatives:
Carina Brown – School Board Chair
Scott Maxwell
Lee Batey
Kylie Taylor
Robert Fulton
Kathryn Wilkinson
Christy-Lee Gulikers

Community Representatives:
Nick Mortimer
Lorraine Hams
Dave McBride

When does the School Board Meet?
Our School Board meets twice each term in the school Library on Tuesdays in weeks 4 and 8 between 2:45pm - 4:15pm.