The Board of Landsdale Gardens Primary School works in partnership with the Principal to shape and monitor the school’s key objectives, priorities and general policy to enhance the education provided by the school. Our Board members share a variety of perspectives and expertise and bring the views and context of the wider community to the school. The Board also has a role in promoting the school within and across the community.

As Principal of Landsdale Gardens Independent Public School and the Chief Executive Officer of the Landsdale Gardens School Board, I am directly responsible to the Department of Education for the educational leadership, development, operation and management of the school. I report to, seek advice and gain ratification from the School Board on strategic matters, including progress of the school Business Plan.

The School Board is referenced as part of the regular independent review of the school’s performance.

Functions of the Board

The School Board will act to promote the objectives and interests of the school community, with its role being to provide strategic guidance and monitoring. The School Board will;

  • Be actively involved in endorsing the school’s Statement of Expectation, Business Plan and Annual Report.
  • Endorse the financial arrangements necessary to fund school objectives, priorities and directions.
  • Monitor the school’s performance and student performance targets.
  • Represent the school at community meetings or functions.
  • Develop processes to review the satisfaction levels of parents, staff and students.
  • Create interest, within and across the community, about the school.

Structure of the School Board

  • Chief Executive Officer: Principal
  • Elected parent members: Board Chair (elected by the Board) 6 Parent Representatives
  • Elected staff representatives: 3 staff members
  • Community Members: up to 2 community, industry or Education Representatives.

Previous experience on a School Board is not essential however a commitment to the position and the responsibility is essential. The number of members of the Board will be a maximum of 15 people with the guideline that there will be more than 5 but no more than 15.

Election Process

  • The Principal calls for nominations to the School Board from the school community.
  • Interested and suitably qualified candidates submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) addressed to the Principal including a brief statement about the candidate’s interest in joining the School Board with an outline of their skills and experience.
  • The Principal will prepare a shortlist of candidates, based on their desired skills. Experience and diversity identified as being relevant for the School Board.
  • An election will be conducted by the Principal with each parent whose name and address has been provided to the school being eligible to vote. Candidates will be notified in writing of the outcome.