FUNCTIONUnder the School Education Act 1999 government schools are required to have a school board, with parent and/or community members being the majority. The Act reinforces the importance of the partnership between schools, parents and the wider community so students can achieve the highest standards.As a School Board we meet regularly to review and discuss
school objectives, priorities and policies
contributions and charges
student performance and achievements
codes of conduct, dress codes
promoting the school in the community
The function of the School Board is to provide a spectrum of advice in these areas and support the school in its planning and policy development.MEMBERSHIPGreenmount Primary's School Board is currently comprised of ten members- Lucy Webb (School Principal), Natalie Astle, Amy McEwen and Natalie Marotta (three elected staff representatives), William Gaynor (Interim Chair), Shane Spinks, Brook Desmond and Scott Rogers, (Parent representatives), Jason Russell (Community Representative) and Jane Miles (Secretary).If you would like to find out a bit more about our School Board, please click on the link below:-Meet the School Board
Elected School Board members hold their position for a period of three years and may be reappointed while the School Board Chair is elected annually by Board members. When an elected position becomes vacant the Principal calls for nominations to fill the position. Where there are more nominees than positions available a simple election is held to appoint Board members (staff voting for staff members, parents voting for parent members) Upon joining the School Board, members are required to accept the Terms of Reference and Code of Conduct.MEETINGSThe School Board meets on a Wednesday once each term. Meetings begin at 4.00pm in the staffroom. Please see the below link for A Schedule of School Board Meetings which outlines the key discussion points for each term. All meetings are open to the public unless a need arises for a closed meeting.
Once minutes of previous meeting have been accepted, they will be available on the website.