The role of School Board is outlined in the Education Act 1999. In essence, the role of School Board is one of setting the long-term future for the school and maintaining oversight of the implementation of the School Business Plan. Independent Public School (IPS) Board functions are consistent with the legislative role of a School Council.
The functions of a School Board are to:
Take part in:
- establishing and reviewing from time to time, the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions;
- the planning of financial arrangements necessary to fund those objectives, priorities and directions;
- evaluating the school’s performance in achieving them; and
- formulating codes of conduct for students at the school.
Determine, in consultation with students, their parents and staff a dress code for students when they are attending or representing the school;
Promote the school in the community;
- charges and contributions for the provision of certain materials, services and facilities;
- extra cost optional components of educational programs;
- items to be supplied by a student for personal use in an educational program;
- any agreements or arrangements for advertising or sponsorship in relation to the school.
Provide advice to the Principal of the school on:
- a general policy concerning the use in school activities of prayers, songs and material based on religious, spiritual or moral values being used in a school activity as part of religious education; and
- the implementation of special religious education
School Board meeting minutes are available upon request from the Administration.