The School Board is made up of three parent representatives, three community representatives and four staff representatives, including the principal.
It is a decision-making body required and regulated by the School Education Act 1999, the School Education Regulations 2000 and the NPPS School Council Terms of Reference.
What is the School Board
The School Board plays an important role within the school, taking part in establishing and reviewing the school’s priorities and general policy directions. The Board works with the school to strengthen its capacity to best meet the needs of students. The Board comprises school staff, parents and community representatives.
The School Board’s functions include:
- taking part in establishing and reviewing the school’s priorities and general policy directions;
- taking part in planning the financial arrangements necessary to fund the school’s priorities and general policy directions;
- taking part in the evaluation of the school’s performance in achieving its priorities;
- approving certain charges and contributions and advertising and sponsorship agreements;
- determining the school’s dress code in consultation with students, staff and parents;
- providing advice to the principal on religious education and related activities; and
promoting the school in the community.
Can I bring a matter to the School Board’s attention?
Yes! Board members welcome your input and feedback and represent the interests of their community. Board members can only deal with matters falling within the Board’s ambit and do not interfere with the management of the school or performance concerns relating to a teacher. Board members respect the need for confidentiality and endeavour to protect the privacy of individuals when matters are brought for discussion.
If you would like to speak to any of the Board members please contact them directly. If you are unsure whether a matter should be raised with the School Board please contact the Chair or Principal.
If you are interested in volunteering or raising funds for the school, please contact the North Perth Primary School Parents and Citizens’ (P & C) Association, as they deal with all such matters: email@example.com.
The School Board meets once per term on Monday evenings from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Unless otherwise advised, meetings are open to the public. Persons other than Board members do not have speaking or voting rights. All persons present at the meeting must adhere to the North Perth Primary School Board Code of Conduct.
Meeting agendas and minutes can be found within the School Board folder of the NPPS Parent Connect library. Alternatively, minutes can be obtained by emailing the Board Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Board members also form working parties to meet at other times to work on assigned tasks.
School Board Members
I have been a member of the School Board since 2015. One of the key areas of my leadership is developing an effective teaching culture at North Primary School. I believe that effective teachers have the greatest influence on student achievement.
I look forward to working with my colleagues on the School Board to continually improve this dynamic and growing school, ensuring that North Perth Primary School continues to meet the needs of its students, parents and staff.