The School Board plays an important role in contributing to good school governance so that school resources are used efficiently and community expectations and the school’s priorities reflect the needs of students. The functions of the School Board are covered by legislation and include both approval and advisory roles. Some of the matters the Board makes decisions on include fees and charges, book lists, sponsorship and dress codes. The Board makes these decisions with the Principal who ensures the decisions adhere to legislative and policy requirements.
The School Board, comprising of the Principal and elected staff, parent and community representatives, meets twice each term, in Weeks 4 and 8. Interested members of the school community are welcome to attend Board meetings as observers.
Board email address: MLPSBoard@outlook.com
Board Report - 28 February 2019 Meeting
The first Board Meeting for 2019 was opened by Albert, the Board Chair. At 5.30pm on Thursday the 28th of February 2019. Our new staff member representatives, Sandra Martin and Karen Wright, along with our parent representative, Derek Watt, were welcomed to the Board by all members.
The agenda for the first meeting was very full and unfortunately a few members were unable to attend so a few items were tabled for the next meeting’s agenda. This included the nomination and election of the Board Chair and Board Secretary with both Albert Tassone and Cara Davis staying on in these roles until the next meeting when the review of these positions can take place.
The Principal, Ms Monck, welcomed the new members and provided them with an induction pack. All members were also provided with an Information package about School Boards from the Education Department. Ms Monck informed the Board that the school year had begun very well and the parent information sessions had been successful, thanking both the Board and P&C members who presented at each of the information sessions.
The Parent, Student, Staff and Board Surveys were all discussed. Overall the feedback and information was positive and the data collected from the Board survey will be used to generate a Board Action Plan.
We are always happy to answer any questions you have or guide you to the best place for the answers if we can’t. If you would like a question tabled at a Board meeting please email MLPSBoard@outlook.com and the Board as a whole can discuss it and get the best possible answer for you. Our next meeting for is on the 28th of March at 5.30pm in the staffroom. Observers are welcome at meetings and we would love to have more at our 2019 meetings.
Cara Davis, Board Secretary
2019 BOARD MEMBERS
|Mei-Ling Day||Alberto Tassone (Chair)||Cavelle Monck (Principal)|
|Derek Watt||Lisa Freegard|
|Christina Gray||Sandra Martin|
|Mark Burns||Karen Wright|
|Cara Davis (Secretary)|
BOARD GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK
|Mount Lawley Primary School Board Terms of Reference (including Code of Conduct)|
|Department of Education - School Councils/Boards|
Should you have an interest in any information not already published on this page, please do not hesitate to contact the School Board on MLPSBoard@outlook.com or the Principal on Principal.Mountlawley.PS@education.wa.edu.au.