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, 1 Community Member and the Principal. The Board meets twice per term.

The Chairperson is school parent Cheryl Gambrill and the Deputy Chairperson is school parent Sasha Burbridge.

Current members also include Parent Representatives Monique Wesley and Paul Bailey, P&C Representative Rachel Thompson, Staff Representatives Marisa Phoebe and Ali Collins and Community Member Reuchlin Teo.

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.

 Policy Documents

 Business Plan     

2019 Annual Report 

Woodlands School Constitution

School Education Act 1999     

School Councils Policy  


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.

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

Suggestions welcome please!

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

List of Current and Completed works 2018-2019

Major Items for 2019

Priority order Major items Budgeted Cost Funding P&C Funding School Approved/ expense to be incurred

 Small quadrangle enhancements – repainting of 3 x Hopscotch markings and a new bike track including 2 x Zebra crossings funded. Term 1

$3435 $3435    

Third Flag pole installation – includes structural engineering, supply and install.

$2000   $2000  

Completed Major items list 2017-2019

Completed major items Budgeted Cost Funding P&C Funding School Date Completed Actual Cost to WPS
Plexipave Quadrangle $43,685 43,685   Jan-2017 $43, 685
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 $3,442 Donation from Woodlands Warriors $0   May-2017 $0
Bike enclosure concrete floor and entry/exit paths $6,350 $8921   Oct 2017 $8,921
Garden, landscaping & retic to transportable $3,000    $3,000 Mar 2018 $3,000
Brick paving to west end of Room 20 $1,500   $0 Jan 2018 $0
Garrison Fencing Kindy Playground  $9,730    $9,370 July 2018 $9,730
Upgrade Kindy Play Area $20,000 $17,770   Oct 2018 $17,770
Nature Play Area $9,000 $5,979   Oct 2018 $5,979

Pine Bollards with 3 chain gates Lombardy St restricting access to oval and quadrangle

$9650 $1650 $8000 Jan 2019 $9650

 Completed Minor items list

Completed minor items Budgeted Cost Funding P&C Funding School Date Completed Actual cost to WPS * denotes volunteer contribution
Paint Netball/Basketball posts $350     4/06/2017 *$169.63
Musical garden near Year 3 classrooms $250     1/03/2018 $250
Scooter cage relocated $0     1/02/2018 $0

Flag Poles relocated  $0*     07/07/2018 $0
Basketball Hoop nets $0*     28/07/2018 $0

 * Items denoted with an asterix indicate this item is a volunteer contribution.



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