Under 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
- financial planning
- 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.
Greenmount 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), Carly Keay (Chair), Shane Spinks, Etsi Slater and Brook Desmond (Parent representatives), Jane Miles and William Gaynor (Community Representatives).
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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.
The School Board meets on a Wednesday once each term. Meetings begin at 4.30pm in the staffroom.
Once minutes of previous meeting have been accepted, they will be available on the website.