Spearwood Primary School Board 2018

2018 is the school’s second year as an Independent Public School and also our second year with a School Board.  School Boards are required to have from five to fifteen members.  The School Board must have a majority of parent and community members.  Spearwood Primary School Board now has complete membership of nine members: four staff, four parents and one community member.

Staff Members are voted onto the School Board by Spearwood Primary staff at the beginning of the year on the School Development Days.

2018 Staff Members:      

Rebecca Instance, Principal – Mandatory Member of School Board

Carol Derbyshire, Manager of Corporate Service and Board Secretary

Jackie Freckelton, teacher.

Parent Members are nominated by parents and voted on for membership by parents. The three parent members of the 2017 School Council all continued their membership and have been transferred to the 2018 School Board.  Nominations were called for additional parent members with no additional members nominated at this time. If you’re a parent and wish to nominate please contact us.

2018 Parent Members:

Annette Paterson, Christine Heath, Kim Clarke continuing parent members.

We welcome our new parent members Needmore Zendera, Humna Ashraf and Irrine Dawa.

Community Members are nominated and voted upon by the School Board including staff and community members.

2018 Community Member and Board Chair:  Ms Janine Griffiths.        

Role of the School Board

School Education Act 1999 States that the financial functions of a School Board for a school are:

To take part:

  • In establishing, and reviewing the school’s objectives. Priorities and general policy directions;
  • In the planning of financial arrangements necessary to fund  those objectives, priorities and directions; and
  • In evaluating the school’s performance in achieving them.

To approve:

  • Voluntary Contributions and Charges.
  • Extra cost optional components of the school’s educational programme.
  • Items for personal use in the education programme.
  • Advertising and sponsorship arrangements
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