School Board

Members for 2021

Justin Grasso (Principal)

Karen Swainson (Board Chairperson)   

Craig Holland (Parent)

Jason Denham (Parent)

Charley Cannon (Parent)

Danae Cornford (Community)

Lisa Mitchell (Community)

Lisa Kings (Community) 

Kayecy Ward (School Staff)

The School Board of a public school works with the school to achieve the best outcomes for students. Their functions are covered in the School Education Act 1999. The elected members include parents and staff in primary settings. Members of the community may be invited to join. The Principal of the school is a member. The School Board makes an important contribution towards promoting the school within and across the community. 

The Board of an Independent Public School offers an opportunity to attract a broad cross-section of people with a range of experiences and expertise from within the community. Strong community and business representation ensures the Board can make an even more significant contribution to the development of the school. Department of Education employees bring their educational expertise.

The role of the school board is one of working with the school and the community to ensure the long term future for the school is maintained. The Board takes part in establishing and reviewing from time to time, the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions, planning financial arrangements necessary to fund those objectives, priorities and directions and evaluating the school’s performance in achieving those objectives, priorities and directions.

The responsibilities of a Board are to:

  • comply with the Board's terms of reference, the Department of Education’s School Councils policy, the School Education Act 1999 and the School Education Regulations 2000;
  • liaise with other committees within the school e.g. the Parents and Citizens’ Association;
  • hold an annual public meeting once in every calendar year that is open to the public. An annual report will be presented at the meeting to advise the school community of the performance of the Council in the last year; and
  • hold meetings that are generally open to the public.