Role of the school board
The school board is a formal mechanism for parents, carers, staff and students to participate in school decision-making. The board is responsible for the school's planning and strategic direction. Operational (day-to-day) matters are the responsibility of the principal.
School board members are responsible for raising community issues (relating to school board functions) at meetings. Meeting processes and protocols are adhered to in fulfilling this responsibility. School boards observe Directorate directions, ACT Government priorities and legislative obligations.
Education Directorate's School Board Page - Please use this link for further information about school boards in the ACT. The page includes links to a number of documents including the school board manual which outlines how school boards are to operate.
The Red Hill School Board is made up of seven members:
The functions of the school board of a public school are:
Communication between the school community and the school board
Regular communication between the school community and the school board is vital to ensuring that the board involves the parent community in decision-making about Red Hill School. Parents and Citizens Members of the board regularly consult with and listen to the views of the parent community, particularly through the P&C. In 2013, communication and cooperation between the board and the P&C will be enhanced by:
As well as communicating through P&C meetings, the board communicates with the school community through the school's newsletter and website, and other meetings
of parents, carers, staff and students.
The board can be contacted via the school's administration team: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board meets eight times a year (in Weeks 3 and 8 of each term) and contributes to the development of the school's Strategic Plan, Annual Action Plan and the Annual School Board Report.
Copies of these documents are available below in the school reports section..
Raising issues of concern
Issues about individual children (such as about your child's learning at school, or your child's interaction with particular other children) are best raised with the classroom teacher in the first instance, and with an Executive teacher or the Principal as needed.
Issues about the school's policies and performance, whether overall or in a specific area, are best raised with the Board (either through initial discussion at P&C meetings, or by contacting the Board Chair and/or Parent Members).
2015 Board Members
Louise Owens - Principal – Executive Officer
Jayne Queripel – Teacher
John Robinson – Board Chair
Jyotsna Talwar – Teacher
Katherine Keenan – Parent Member
Penny Flett – Appointed Member
Sally McKenzie – Parent Member