The Board’s role
The School Board plays an important role within the school, taking part in establishing and reviewing the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions. The Board is made up of nine members including school staff, parents, a community representative and a P&C representative.
What does the Board do?
The School Board’s functions include:
- taking part in establishing and reviewing the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions,
- taking part in planning of financial arrangements necessary to fund the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions,
- taking part in the evaluation of the school’s performance in achieving its objectives, priorities and general policy directions,
- 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.
Please click here to see the minutes to the board meetings
Who are the Board Members?
The Board is chaired by Mrs Ruth Langmead. In 2020, the Board Members are:
Helen Fiebig – Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Jude McIntyre email@example.com
Ruth Langmead firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruth Langmead is a parent of three children attending Glendale Primary School and was appointed to the board early 2018. Ruth is an Occupational Therapist and hopes to positively contribute to the schools policies around early childhood education and inclusion. Further to this Ruth is passionate about the role that education plays within the social determinants of health. Ruth has worked across mental health, disability and international development contexts. She is a seasonal academic within tertiary education of Occupational Therapy students and works in a community development role for public mental health services. Ruth holds a Masters in Community Development and enjoys bringing this perspective to the school board to support holistic investment into a child’s educational experience.
Clare Pring – P&C Representative email@example.com
Clare is mum to two boys who currently attend Glendale Primary school. Clare has worked in international education for 20+ years and is currently the Manager of Transnational Education at Edith Cowan University. Clare is also indulging her interest in social justice and welfare through studying a Bachelor of Social Work part-time and hopes her interest in this area and skills and experiences in the education system will be of benefit to the Board.
Stephen Ralph firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I bring a matter to the attention of the Board?
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 ambit of their role, and collectively make recommendations for general school improvement.
If you would like to speak to any of the board members, please contact them directly by email. If you are unsure if a matter should be raised with the School Board please contact the Principal or the Board Chair.