School Board

Lesmurdie Primary School

Our School Board has a full complement of 3 staff, 6 parent and 2 community members. It is a sign of a healthy and engaged school community to have so much interest in, and a willingness to contribute to, effective school governance.

Our School Board plays an important role in ensuring that our resources are targeted towards, 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.

This year, we welcome two new parent members Renae Ritson and Sharon McSlaney. We also welcome back returning staff members, Kevin Donetta and Melinda White.

2024 Board Members

Principal - Louise Armstrong

Board Chair - Isabel Matthews

Secretary - Bronwyn Djefel

Staff Representatives - Kevin Donetta, Janet Leuba, Melinda White

Parent Representatives - Bronwyn Djefel, Isabel Matthews, Ceire Gibney, Renae Ritson, Sharon McSlaney

Community Representatives - Geoff Stallard, Maryanne Hancock

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