College Board Member Nominations

College Board Nomination Information

There are currently the following membership positions available for the College Board:

  • Two (2) parent representatives *

NOTE: * Parents are to have children enrolled at the school; Parent membership category will require an election if the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacant positions.

Eligibility of Voters and Nominees

  • To be suitably qualified for a membership position on the council/board:
    • * Parents are to have children enrolled at the school; Parent membership category will require an election if the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacant positions.
    • + Staff who are also parents will only serve on their child’s school council/board in their capacity as a Department of Education employee. Such a person will only be on the council/board in the category of staff membership.
    • ^ No student under 18 years of age can be a member of an incorporated council/board.
    • # There will not be an election to appoint community members. The council/board may appoint suitably qualified persons from the list of nominees by vote in a meeting.

 Nomination Form

Interested parties who wish to nominate should fill in the electronic nomination form here with their candidate profile, by 5.00pm Friday 27 May 2022.

All Board Members must adhere to the ‘College Board Code of Conduct‘ and complete a ‘Criminal History Screening‘ before their membership can be accepted.

Information regarding the Screening Application can be found below.

College Board Code of Conduct

College Board Criminal Screening and Application

Information on School Council / Boards

Please contact Fiona.howarth@education.wa.edu.au  if further information is required on this process.

The College Board comprises of representatives from parents, the community, staff and students. The Board has an important influence on the direction of the College with members bringing ideas and lending their expertise to strategic planning and community partnerships.

Role of Board members

Board members will be expected to participate as an active member of the School Board in:

  • Where possible, attendance at all Board meetings, approximately 4 – 8 meetings per year.
  • Attendance at Board events and functions where possible.
  • Parent members of boards bring their experience as parents at the school, and the views and context of the wider school community.
  • Student members of council/boards bring their experience as students at the school.
  • Community members may bring expertise such as business skills that the council/board is looking for at that time.
  • Department of Education employees bring their educational expertise.

Responsibilities of an IPS School Board

The College Board does not intervene in the day-to-day management of the school; intervene in individual issues relating to staff, teachers or parents; intervene in the educational instruction of students; or performance manage the Principal.

Rather, the College Board member brings their skill and experience to the school through:

  • Contributing to the School Business Plan and Performance Agreement.
  • Endorsing the Annual Budget.
  • Notation of the Annual Report
  • Assisting with codes of conduct.
  • Promoting the school in the wider community.
  • Providing advice and acumen to the Principal.

A Board does not:

  • manage the day to day running of the school (for example, staff management, and student assignment to classes);
  • discuss individual issues relating to teachers, staff, students or parents;
  • represent specific interest groups, or permit special interests to dominate the agenda of the council/board;
  • intervene in the control or management of the school – either directly or indirectly;
  • intervene in the educational instruction of students;
  • borrow money or obtain credit
  • purchase property;
  • exercise authority over teaching staff or other persons employed at the school; or
  • performance manage the principal or any other Department of Education employee.
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