Birkdale Primary School
School Board of Trustees Election
Nominations are open for the election of 2 parent representatives to the board of trustees.
All eligible voters will receive a nomination form and a notice calling for nominations – you can use this form to nominate yourself or someone in your community.
If you need more nomination forms, contact the school office.
Nominations close at noon on 25th October 2020. You may provide a signed candidate statement and photograph with your nomination.
The electoral roll is held at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.
As nominations are received, there will be a list of candidates’ names kept at the school up until election day, which you can view.
Voting closes at 4pm on 27th November 2020.
Signed: Leanne Blackmore
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
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.
Birkdale Primary School Board of Trustees 2020
- Dr Anneka Anderson (Chairperson)
- Fiona Kemplen
- Jet Li
- Adrienne Mawer (Principal)
- Peter Cooley (Staff Representative)