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2024 Term 1 Meeting Minutes Summary

Meeting minutes 6 December 2023

Meeting Highlights:

  • Principal Appointment: Travis Vladich was recommended as the new Principal.
  • Board Changes: Cavelle Monck stepped down as Chair, and nominations for new board members closed.
  • End of Year Activities: Successful graduation ceremony, “Sleeping Beauty” ballet performance, and school farewell.
  • Financial Report: No financial concerns reported.
  • Future Discussions: New business plan development, data targeting, international tours, and digital textbooks.

Other Items:

  • Public art piece to acknowledge past staff.
  • Staff updates with retirements balanced by new hires.
  • Upcoming professional learning day for new staff.
  • Rebranding of student services center and team.
  • Building project update planned for a future meeting.
  • Parent nominations for the board discussed.
  • Ski trip cancellation and discussion of future international tours.
  • Booklist and use of digital textbooks reviewed.

Meeting adjourned at 5:52 PM.

Meeting Minutes 6 March 2024 

New Leadership:

  • Michael Smart was appointed the new College Board Secretary.

Academic Performance:

  • Outstanding results in the 2023 Year 12 academic year, with a median ATAR exceeding the state average and a high WACE completion rate.

Meeting Highlights:

  • Discussion on the use and importance of ATARs, socio-economic background’s impact, and the ICSEA School Ranking system.
  • Strategies to improve student attendance.
  • Review of current policies and procedures for developing and approving behavior policies.
  • Update on the College’s master plan building project for music, media arts, and STEM education (consolidated into a $24 million project).
  • Review and revision of College Board terms of reference, including extending board member terms from 2 to 3 years.
  • Amended meeting schedule with at least 4 meetings annually and 1 public meeting.
  • Initial work on developing the College’s business plan through staff brainstorming.

Other:

  • Discussion on board training.
  • Confirmation of Treasurer’s Report and budget (awaiting funding).
  • Clarification on Councils/Boards’ decision-making authority and advisory role.

Meeting adjourned at 6:30 PM.

Meeting Minutes 17 April 2024 

Meeting Agenda:

  • Discussed upcoming board events, training options, and need for board member badges.

Meeting Highlights:

  • Received infographic on ATAR breakdown.
  • Discussed upcoming teachers’ strike and plans for student attendance.
  • Provided update on GAT interviews and parent-teacher interviews.
  • Informed board about ongoing construction project.

Business Plan Development:

  • Brainstormed initial ideas for the business plan, considering community and student feedback.
  • Reviewed a “Business plan discussion” document on Google Drive.
  • Held open discussion on the business plan.
  • Judy Hendrickse presented on student identity and reflections on the plan wording.
  • Fiona Tholet discussed her learnings on AI in education.

Business Plan Next Steps:

  • Board members will digest meeting information.
  • A collaborative Google Doc will be created for ongoing business plan development.
  • Missing information or irrelevant elements will be identified.

Additional Notes:

  • Principal’s report included updates on irregular schedule due to the strike, conference attendance, and business plan discussion.
  • Treasurer’s Report was not presented.

Meeting adjourned at 6:10 PM.

Term 3

*Please note that the College board meeting in July was canceled, therefore, no minutes were taken.