The Governing Council (GC) takes a specific level of responsibility and interest in enabling the school to carry out its purpose and mission, as defined in the school’s constitution, a requirement of the school registration processes (Department of Education Services – Non-government Schools). GC members:
- have a legal and moral shared responsibility to ensure the health and sustainability of the school;
- make decisions on behalf of and act in the best interests of the school;
- enables the school (children, staff, and families) to create a welcoming educational culture for children and
- are responsible for strategic planning and management and checks and balances.
The GC meets monthly and is about the ‘big picture’ and is on a journey to intellectually nourish and support our community ensuring it is ethical, viable and educationally credible. The Chair of the GC liaises regularly with co-principals and assists them in the roles of following processes and informed decision making, including the grievance procedure and selecting and deploying staff.