School Board

The Board is 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 Board has the following functions:

  • To take part in:
    • establishing and reviewing from time to time, the school’s targets, priorities and general policy directions
    • the endorsement and review of the school budget
    • evaluating the school’s performance in achieving them
    • formulating codes of conduct for students at the school
  • With the approval of the Director General to:
    • take part in the selection of, but not the appointment of, the school principal or any other member of the teaching staff
  • To approve:
    • of a charge or contribution determined by the principal for the provision of certain materials, services and facilities
    • of the costs determined by the principal to be paid for participation in an extra cost optional component of the school’s educational program
    • of the items determined by the principal to be supplied by a student for the student’s personal use in the school’s educational program
    • of an agreement or arrangement for advertising or sponsorship in relation to a government school
  • To determine in consultation with students, their parents and staff a dress code for students when they are attending or representing the school
  • To provide 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
    • allowing time for the special religious education of students in the school, but the total number of hours so allowed in a school year is not to exceed 40
  • To promote the school in the community
  • To note the school’s Funding Agreement (with Schedules)