School Boards play a key role in Western Australian government Independent Public Schools. The school board supports the principal to provide the best possible educational outcomes for students.
Our School Board, established in 2015 when Governor Stirling Senior High School became an Independent Public School, is an active and highly effective advocate for the school and ensures the needs of the local community form an integral part of our strategic planning.
The Board have three main responsibilities:
Becoming a school board member is a rewarding and challenging experience. All parents and local community members are eligible for membership on the Board. The board is comprised of the following members:
The School Board meets at least 6 times a year. Meetings are open to parents, students and community members. Normally meetings are held in the admin block conference room, however they may be held in the theatre if more space is required.
Terms of reference – The Board operates under a terms of reference provided by the education department. This document describes the functions and operations of the board. Click Here to download it (PDF)
Strategic plan – The school maintains a strategic business plan to establish priorities and measure the results it achieves. The current plan is available here. One of the main roles of the board is to assist to develop, review and assess the school’s achievement of the strategic plan.
Election of parents, community members and staff to the School Board
The School Board is comprised of 11 members. Five (5) positions are for parents, 2 positions for community members, 2 are for school staff and one P&C representative. The school Principal is automatically on the Board.
Parent and staff positions are for two years, and are elected positions. Community members are appointed by the Board.
Parent member nomination and voting
Nominations for vacancies on the school Board are called early Term 1 of each year. The 2-year tenure commences from the first meeting of Term 2.
Community member nominations
The Board will appoint the community members from a list of nominees.
Nominations for staff vacancies are called early Term 1 of each year with tenure commencing from the first meeting of Term 2, Note that staff members are not eligible to nominate as parents, even if they have children at the school.
The school links to tertiary and industry bodies to offer Governor Stirling Senior High School students access to university pathways, scholarships, traineeships, and future training opportunities. These initiatives support the revitalisation of Governor Stirling Senior High School.
For 2022, the board meets at 4:30 pm in the admin conference room on the following dates:
Current Board members are:
Current Board members cont: