Governing Council is a joint responsibility with the Principal of Sturt Street Community School.

 

The functions of the governing council is as follows:

 

  • involve the school community in the governance of the school by:

 

    • providing a focus and a forum for the involvement of parents and the school community.
    • ascertaining the educational needs of the local community and the attitude of the local community to educational developments within the school
    • ensuring that the cultural and social diversity of the community is considered and particular needs are appropriately identified

 

  • set the broad direction and vision of the school

 

  • undertake strategic planning for the school including:

 

    • developing, monitoring and reviewing the objectives and targets of the strategic plan
    • considering, approving and monitoring human resources and asset management plans

 

  • determine policies for the school including policies for the safety, welfare and discipline of students

 

  • determine the application of the total financial resources available to the school including the regular review of the budget

 

  • monitor and review the Site Learning Plan

 

  • report to the school community and the Minister on:

 

    • the strategic plan
    • the finances of the school
    • council's operations

Governing Council also has a responsibility to the sub businesses within the school, preschool and OSHC facilities which include:

 

  • dealing with real or personal property and administering property on trust

 

  • opening and operating bank accounts

 

  • investing money

 

  • borrowing money

 

  • giving security for loans

 

  • appointing staff, except as teachers, in addition to those employed by the Director of Early Learning

 

  • entering into contracts necessary to further objects of the preschool and in line with departmental policies and procedures.

 

The functions of the Governing Council for preschool and OSHC include:

 

  • involving the preschool/ OSHC community in the governance of the these facilities

 

  • setting the broad direction, vision and strategic planning for the preschool/ OSHC, including developing, monitoring and reviewing the objectives and targets o fthe strategic plan, as well as:

 

    • oversight of human resource and asset management plans
    • deciding how the financial resources allocated to the preschool/ OSHC will be expended and regular budgetary review
    • monitoring and reviewing the Site Learning Plan
    • reporting to the preschool/ OSHC community and the Minister on specific matters

 

 

  • determining policies for the preschool/ OSHC, including safety, welfare and behaviour management of children, noting that preschool/ OSHC are required to comply with the department's policies and guidlines

 

  • appointing officers and employees as required to carry out the objectives of the preschool/ OSHC, such as gardeners and cleaners

 

  • establishing sub-committees as necessary to further the objectives of the preschool/ OSHC

 

  • performing other functions as necessary to meet the objectives of the preschool/ OSHC

 

  • raising money for the preschool/ OSHC related purposes.

 

Preschools/ OSHC are also required to comply with any rules, guidelines and policies prescribed by the Minister.

Governing Council Members 2018

CHAIR

SCHOOL PARENT REP

Ken Delongville

PRINCIPAL

 

Darrin Briggs

SCHOOL STAFF REP

Kerri Watt

TREASURER

SCHOOL PARENT REP

Tom Barnwell

SCHOOL PARENT REP

Nasir Hussain

SCHOOL PARENT REP

Ben Stokes

 

PRESCHOOL PARENT

REP

Gemma Cooper

ELC PARENT REP

TBC

SW COMMUNITY REP

Jim Wishart

GOCSA REP

Peter Ppiros

EARLY CHILDHOOD

DIRECTOR

Alison Wells

DEPUTY CHAIR

SCHOOL PARENT REP

Laszlo Ghillanyi

SCHOOL PARENT REP

Josie Barbaro

ELC STAFF REP

Jill Richardson / Prue Geary

COMMUNITY REP

Kat Ochan

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