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The Goollelal Primary School Board is comprised of 7 members (and an Executive Officer):

School Board

2017 Members

School Principal Mrs Lynne Anderson
3 elected parents/guardians of enrolled students Miss Jo-Dee Mansell (Chairperson), Dr Julia Easton, Mrs Danielle Crawford
2 elected staff members Mrs Kerry Hartmann (Deputy Principal), Mr Geoff Rintoul
1 community member Cr John Logan
Executive Officer (non-voting) Mrs Marion Coad (Manager Corporate Services)

 


What does a School Board do?

Board functions are grouped by levels of involvement.  Boards:

  • take part in;
  • determine;
  • approve of;
  • provide advice to the principal on; and
  • promote

Elected Board members will serve a term of no more than three years.  They may seek re-election for an additional term.

Meetings will be held a minimum of once per term and are to be scheduled for 9:00am – 10:30am on a weekday, as determined in consultation with elected Board members.

Further information about School Boards can be found on the Department of Education’s website.

Boards take part in

  • establishing, and reviewing from time to time, the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions (SEA s. 128(a)(i);
  • planning of financial arrangements necessary to fund those objectives, priorities and direction (SEA s. 128(a)(ii));
  • evaluating the school’s performance in achieving them (SEA s.128(a)(iii); and
  • formulating codes of conduct for students at the school (SEA s. 128(c)).

Boards determine

  • in consultation with students, their parents and staff a dress code for students when they are attending or representing the school (SEA s. 128(d)).

Boards promote

  • the school in the community (SEA s. 128(b)).

Boards provide advice to the Principal of the school on

  • a general policy concerning the use in school activity of prayers, songs and materials based on religious, spiritual or moral values being used in a school activity as part of religious activity (SEA s. 70); and
  • the implementation of special religious education (SEA s. 69(2)).

Boards approve

  • charges and contributions determined by the Principal for the provision of certain materials, services and facilities (SEA s. 99(4));
  • extra cost optional components of educational programs determined by the Principal (SEA s. 100(3));
  • items determined by the Principal to be supplied by a student for personal use in an educational program (SEA s. 108(2));
  • any agreements or arrangement for advertising or sponsorship in relation to the school (SEA s. 216(5)).

Additional Functions: IPS Boards take part in

  • the local selection process for principals (SEA s. 129(2));
  • with the Minister’s approval, Boards take part in the local selection process for any other member of the teaching staff.

NB. SEA = School Education Act