Announcement : 

Term 3 dates, Monday 17th July 2023 – Friday 22nd September 2023


Board members and responsibilities

The Board of Trustees are elected from within the school’s community, both parents and caregivers, and the school staff. The principal is always a member of the Board and is the Board’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The Board has the responsibility of setting the school’s direction and goals for educational outcomes and other areas . It does this through developing a Charter and Strategic Plans in conjunction with the principal and staff. Once the Board has developed a draft form it consults with, and seeks feedback from, the school community.

In developing the Charter and Strategic Plans the Board takes into account:

  • important local educational needs
  • directions it wants the school to take
  • the National Educational Goals (NEGs) that have been set down by government
  • the National Administration Guidelines (NAGs) that have been set down by government


Board meetings

The Board meets during the year to conduct its business. These meetings are open to all members of the school community. 

Should the Board need to change any meeting dates the school community will be notified through the school newsletter.

2023 Board Meeting dates

Below are the dates for BOT meetings in 2023.   Please note these are subject to change.

27th February 2023

27th March 2023

15th May 2023

19th June 2023

7th August 2023

11th September 2023

30th October 2023

4th December 2023

Birkdale Primary School Board of Trustees 2023


Edward Rooney

Presiding Member

Nick Roud

Parent Representative

Jo Barr

Parent Representative

Kyla Hansell

Parent Representative

Natasha Teinakore


Laurie O’Connor

Staff Representative

Kelsey Benefield

Co-opt member