Our School - School Board

As an Independent Public School, O’Connor Primary School is required to have a School Board of school parents, staff and community representatives. The School Board held its first meeting at the end of Term 1, 2011.
The Principal remains responsible for the educational leadership, operation and management of the school. To maximise the input of the School Board in developing school policies, the Principal will seek advice and receive recommendations from the School Board. To enable the School Board to function effectively, the Principal will report regularly to the School Board on the school’s progress.
OPS’s performance as an Independent School was reviewed by an independent panel in 2014 (which occurs triannually). The review is available to the public. A school business plan is ratified by the board every three years. The current plan and review can be accessed here; School Business Plan 2014 to 2016 and Department of Education Services Review 2014 to 2016. The Education Act and regulations pertaining to the act which applies to the current School Council will govern the running of the School Board. 
The School Board’s role is to provide strategic guidance and monitoring of OPS’s performance and to ‘increase the flexibility and autonomy of the school to enhance the students’ performance and learning environment.’
The School Board will assist the Principal in :-
  • creating a Delivery and Performance Agreement which will set out the expectations of the School and will be signed by the Director General of Education.
  • creating a Business Plan
  • determining the school’s budget, key performance indictors and measurements for success measuring the school’s performance
  • developing processes to review the satisfaction level of parents staff and students and report the results in the  Annual Report.
  • creating the school’s Annual Report   
The School Board will comprise of 11 members: 
Steve Delfs  
The School Board Chairperson
Esther Roadnight



Four staff members



                                          Leanne Kelleher            Jennie Long               Chloe Thorpe                Lauren Ace       
Four members representing the parent community


                                          Larissa French        Kylie Barbour                Sarah Campbell              Terri Evans                             

A parent nominated by the P&C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rachel Neighbour
Two community members will be selected by the School Board after calling for nominations
Parents and community members will comprise the majority membership on the School Board. This requirement is stipulated in the current Education Act regulations.   
Supporting Documents 
Code of Conduct - a comprehensive guide to help Board members in their role on the board. 
School Board Information for Parents - information for parents and prospective Board members.
School Board Nomination Form - a short paragraph is required if you would like to nominate for the board.  
School Business Plan 2014 to 2016 - the school priorites and plans for the triannual period.
Department of Education Services Review 2014 to 2016 - triannual independent review findings.

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