A School Representative Body (school council or school board) enables parents to provide relevant input into student outcomes and the long-term strategic vision of the school. Meeting once per month during the school year, they must not meet less than eight times in a calendar year. Establishing good governance processes achieves a balance between formal meeting procedures and a friendly atmosphere of inclusion, cooperation and participation. To function effectively there must be a good working relationship between the Principal and its members based on mutual respect and a shared vision for the school.
Tanya McKenna (Chairperson)
Doug Burns (Treasurer)
Tracy Maden (Secretary)
What do members do:
- Develop the board strategic direction and vision for the school through the school’s strategic planning process
- Provide input into the development and implementation of School Representative Body (SRB) policies
- Lead community conversation about key challenges in education
- Ensure the school is responsive to local community needs
- Provide strategic oversight, approve and monitor the performance of the annual budget
- Assess and advise on the physical needs of the school
- Over see work on buildings and grounds
- Approve community use of the school facilities outside of school hours
- Identify fundraising priorities, activities and spend funds accordingly
- Determine school fees and seek voluntary contributions from parents
- Employ School Representative Body staff in accordance with relevant awards and the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).