Spearwood Primary School Board

2023 is the school’s seventh year as an Independent Public School and also our seventh 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 eleven members: three staff, seven 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.

Staff Members:      

Grace Adam Principal – Mandatory Member of School Board

Carol Derbyshire, Manager of Corporate Services and Board Secretary

Melinda Nelson, teacher.

Parent Members are nominated by parents and voted on for membership by parents.  If you’re a parent and wish to nominate please contact us.

Parent Members:

Jodie Bridges, Crystal Pierce, Renee Smith, Sarah Hayward, Rachel Kemp, Sonia Nelson and Katherine Wood.

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

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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