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 Community Member, 2 school representatives and the Principal. The Board meets twice per term.
The Chairperson is school parent Cheryl Gambrill.
Current members also include Parent Representatives Sacha Burbridge, Annabel Pizzata and Daile Cross, staff representatives Marisa Phoebe and Ali Collins, Community Member Reuchlin Teo and the Principal, Laura O'Hara.
The current secretary (ex officio) is school officer Genevieve Fitzpatrick.
- 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.
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.
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.
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!
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