Our College Board’s role is to provide policy leadership and support for the college.
Members of the Board participate in the development and review of college priorities (through the Business Plan development) and general policy directions. As a College Board for an Independent Public School, the Board has a financial oversight responsibility; to develop financial arrangements necessary to fund college objectives and priorities. The Board plays a role in the evaluation of the performance of the college in achieving its objectives.
In addition, the Board promotes the college in the community. The College Board also participates in formulating college values, codes of conduct and the dress code for students. Other functions are outlined in sections 70, 99(4), 100 (3), 108 (2) and 216(5) of the School Education Act, 1999.
In 2011 when the college became an Independent Public School, the role of our College Board changed to board governance through increased participation and decision making.
Members of the Board are from a diverse range of backgrounds. The current board members includes parents, teachers, administrators, industry, and university academics. Each member brings a unique perspective to the board and this reflects the views of the general population.
Our Board Chair is Cavelle Monck..
Other members of the board have extensive experience as members and chairpersons of private school boards, totaling over 30 years, and membership of public school councils and P&Cs. They have also been on University Academic Boards, the Library and Information Services of WA, the Business Process Review Board DET, the Board of Fremantle Education Centre, the CEO DSF Literacy and Clinical Services, the Parkerville Children’s Home Board, and the National Committee Literacy and Numeracy and Learning Difficulties.
The Board meets on the first Wednesday of most months at 4.30 pm in the Principal’s office.
|Office Bearers||Staff Representatives||Parent Representatives|
Chair – Cavelle Monck
Principal – Mitchell Mackay
Secretary – Miriam Hinder
Treasurer – Suzanne Rowley
Margaret Smythe (on leave)
The Business Plan forms part of a suite of documents including the Operational Plan, Workforce Plan, Financial Plan and the Delivery and Performance Agreement. All college priorities have resource allocations as listed within the College Financial Plan. It was created in collaboration with and approved by John Curtin College Board, Parents and Citizens Association and the staff at John Curtin College of the Arts.