As an Independent Public School, Sheoak Grove Primary opened with a School Board. The School Board is the pre-eminent governance group in the school and is comprised of community and staff members. Its composition always consists of a majority of parents and community members. Membership of the School Board is a serious commitment to the school and include some training component.
The role of a School Board
The board of a public school works with the school community to achieve the best outcomes for students. It plays an important role in contributing to good school governance so that school resources are used efficiently and community expectations and the school’s priorities reflect the needs of students. The functions of boards are covered by legislation and include both approval and advisory roles. Some of the matters boards may make decisions on include fees and charges, book lists, sponsorship and dress codes. School Boards make these decisions with the principal who ensures the decisions comply with legislation and policy. Boards promote the school in the community and take part in establishing and reviewing the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions and evaluating the school’s performance in achieving these.
The Sheoak Grove Primary School Board
Our School Board is led by our chair person, Mr Jared McEntee. We also have an elected Secretary, Mrs Vicki Bell. Our Board is comprised of nine parent and five staff members. We have a very busy agenda in our inaugural year, however one of the most important focus areas for the Board is the consultative process to draft the Sheoak Grove Primary School Business Plan (2021 - 2023). This will be published to begin the 2021 school year.
Each of our members have written a short introductory note about themselves and the reasons they nominated to become part of our inaugural board. These can be found below.
2020 School Board Members
Craig Stanners (Principal)
Donna Oliver (Deputy Principal)