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 enhance the education provided by the school.

The Board is comprised of 4 Parents, 1 P&C Representative, 2 Teachers, 2 Community Members and the Principal. The Board meets twice per term.

The Chairperson is school parent Sandra Law and the Deputy Chairperson is parent Greg Robinson.

Other members include Parent Representatives Cally Davidson and Monique Wesley, P&C Representative Claire Burt, Staff Representatives Sofia Delios and Marisa Phoebe and Community Members Paul Bailey and Liz Hurst.

The Board

  • establishes and reviews the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions.
  • assists in the planning and ratification of financial arrangements necessary to fund those objectives, priorities and general policy directions.
  • contributes to the School Delivery and Performance Agreement and the Business Plan.
  • evaluates the school’s performance in achieving its objectives, priorities and general policy directions.
  • formulates the codes of conduct for students at the school.
  • endorses and reviews the annual budget.
  • approves appropriate dress code for students.
  • promotes the school in the community.
  • has a panel member in the selection of the school Principal.

The role of a School Board is outlined in the School Education Act 1999. In essence, the role of a School Board is one of setting the long term future for the school and maintaining oversight (not management) of the school’s operation. It is not about running the school – that is the job of the principal. It is about providing additional expertise to help the school achieve the best outcomes for the students.

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The 2017 Woodlands Primary School Board 
L-R  Sofia Delios – Staff Representative, Robyn Blekkenhorst – Staff Representative, Monique Wesley - Secretary, Liz Hurst - Community Representative, Greg Robinson – Deputy Chairperson, Sandra Law - Chairperson, Gavin Power - Principal, Paul Bailey – Community Representative, Cally Davidson – Parent Representative, Claire Burt – P&C Representative (not pictured)

 

Parents and Citizens Association (P&C)

The main purpose of the P&C is to support the school for the benefit of all students. The Woodlands Primary School P&C consists of enthusiastic parents, staff and other interested community members who contribute their ideas and skills to the school in a variety of different ways.

All parents are encouraged to become members of the P&C as it offers parents the opportunity to be aware of what is happening in the school and what is being discussed by the parents so they can contribute if they wish. The more opinions we have, the more rounded and helpful our combined suggestions, ideas and visions will be to the school community. To help facilitate this interaction members are emailed regular updates and occasional surveys about issues that have been raised. We also encourage parents to send ideas and comments to our email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A well supported P&C meets in the school library on Monday of Week 3 and Week 7 of each term commencing at 7.30pm.  A $1.00 annual membership fee applies to all voting members.

You can find out more about the P&C, including who is on the committees at our P&C About Us page.   

Grounds Committee

The purpose of the Grounds Committee is to identify ways to improve the school grounds for aesthetic or amenity reasons. It is made up of the School Principal and representatives from the school Board, parent body and school staff.

The Grounds Committee terms of reference are as follows:

  • The purpose of the Grounds Committee is to identify ways to improve the school grounds for aesthetic or amenity reasons.
  • The Board is to oversee the Grounds Committee
  • The Board representative is to chair the meetings.
  • The output of the Grounds Committee is to provide the School Board with a prioritised list of initiatives (with approximate costs) for consideration for inclusion in the yearly operational plans.

This list will be kept on the schools server and website.

The Board will consider funding source options (School and P&C) and provide the P&C with projected funding requests.

Major Items for 2017

Priority order Major items Budgeted Cost Funding P&C Funding School Approved/ expense to be incurred
 1 Garden & landscaping new transportable $3000   WIP$3000 2016
 2 Concrete floor and entry & exit paths $6350 ? RAC Grant $6350 2017 as funds permit
 3 Nature Play area $2500   $2,500 2017 as funds permit

Minor Items for 2017

Minor items Budgeted Cost Funding P&C Funding School
Sensory garden near Year 1 room $250   Heather Whitehead possible busy bee $250

 

Completed Major items list

Completed major items Budgeted Cost Funding P&C Funding School Date Completed Actual Cost to WPS
Extension limestone wall to water fountains $2,500   $2,500 Jun-2016 $2,500
Surface area west of U/C area $7,940   $7,940 Oct-2016 $7,940
Warakuna Water well $2,000   Grant? $2,000 Oct-2016 $2,000
Combination Basketball/Netball Goals one court only $4,200 $4,200   Dec-2016 $4,630
Plexipave Quadrangle $43,685 43,685   Jan-2017 $43, 685
Run water line to quadrangle garden area $2,000   $2,000 Dec-2016 $2,450
Pave walkway N-W entrance $1,450   $1,450 Jan-2017 $1,450
Bike shed enclosure fence, gates entry and exit paths $5,330   $5,330 Jan-2017 $5,330
Replacement of 4 Basketball backboards, hoops and metal nets $3442 Donation from Woodlands Warriors $0   May-2017 $0

 

Completed Minor items list

Completed minor items Budgeted Cost Funding P&C Funding School Date Completed Actual cost to WPS * denotes volunteer contribution
Cut edge limestone kerbing $50     1/08/2016 *$0
Removal of fridges $100     12/07/2016 *$0
Letterbox slab $50     1/08/2016 *$0
Mulch to NPGA $0     25/09/2016 *$0
Paint Netball/Basketball posts $350     4/06/2017 *$169.63

Suggestions welcome please!

If you have any suggestions, requests or feedback for the Grounds Committee to consider, please click here to submit your suggestion.

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