Message from Chair, School Board
On behalf of the Board I would like to congratulate the 2018 Year 6 graduating class. It was a pleasure to attend the graduating ceremony in December and witness the achievements of all our Year 6 students. Their outstanding performance was as a result of not just their hard work and dedications, but also that of their families, teaching staff, support staff, school management, our community members and volunteers. This was a true testimony of what we can achieve when we work together as different branches with similar visions in the development of our students.
As School Board members we get to examine, provide feedback and endorse necessary school procedures, policies and new programs. In 2018 the Board was involved in analysis and discussion around our school budgets, annual school report, the impact of the Chaplaincy, attendance strategies, NAPLAN results, Board effectiveness, Delivery & Performance Agreement, Fees and Charges. The Board took an interest in helping to solve our “ageing” toilet issue. Representations from Board Member Dr Tony Buti, were no doubt critical to the funding for the upgrade.
The board also met with representatives of Initiate Australia to examine and ultimately endorse the implementation of the 12 Buckets Program at Grovelands over the next 3 years. 12 Buckets is a mentoring program for identified students, with a focus on individual capacity building. We would also like to acknowledge New Spring Church for offering to fund the 3 year implementation of this valuable program.
In 2018 the school Board welcomed two new members, Mr Gavin Grace as a Community Representative, and Mrs Leah Brown as a School Representative. Mrs Kapuscik and Mrs Ninyette were re-elected following staff election and Mrs Kyie Gorman was re-elected as a Parent Representative. Serving on a School Board is a privileged opportunity to contribute and create better outcomes for our School. Our Board members give their time generously and I thank them for their contributions and dedication. It has been a pleasure to work alongside all our Board members.
We look forward to 2019 and working together for the greater good of our students as we also commemorate our school’s 40th anniversary.
Angelo Laurence, School Board Chair