School Board

Lesmurdie Primary School

The Board of a public school works with the school community to achieve the best outcomes for students.

It 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 Lesmurdie Primary School Board consists of the Principal, staff, parent and community representatives. The Board meets twice a term, generally in Weeks 4 and 8, on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm.

The Board has the following functions:

1. To take part in:

·     establishing and reviewing the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions

·     planning the financial arrangements necessary to fund those objectives, priorities and directions

·     evaluating the school’s performance in achieving them

·     formulating codes of conduct for students at the school

2. With the approval of the Director General to:

·     take part in the selection of, but not the appointment of, the school principal or any other member of the teaching staff

3. To approve:

·     charges or contributions, put forward by the principal, for the provision of certain materials, services and facilities to be paid by the student for their participation in optional additional components of the school’s educational program, e.g excursions

·     items to be supplied by a student for their personal use in the school’s education program

·     any agreement or arrangement for advertising or sponsorship in relation to the school

4. To determine in consultation with students, their parents, and staff a dress code for students when they are attending or representing the school.

5. To 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

·     allowing time for the special religious education of students in the school, but the total number of hours so allowed in a school year is not to exceed 40

6. To promote the school in the community.

2022 Board Members

Principal - Louise Armstrong

Board Chair - Erin Baker

Secretary - Bryce Ritson 

Staff Representatives - Kevin Donetta, Janet Leuba, Lesley Luzuk

Parent Representatives - Chris Griffiths, Bronwyn Djefel, Isabel Matthews

Community Representatives - Geoff Stallard, Maryanne Hancock

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