Governing Council Constitution Change – Parent Opportunity
Marden Senior College has successfully transitioned from adult re-entry college to specialist senior secondary college with a younger student cohort. Consequently, it is proposed that the membership of the Governing Council be changed to include parents.
Constitution Change and Opportunity
We wish to inform the school community of a proposed change to the Governing Council constitution to include three parents effective from March 2016, when the new group first meet. This presents an opportunity for parents of students who will be enrolled at Marden Senior College in 2016 to join the group.
Role of Governing Council
The Governing Council has oversight of the school budget and the site improvement plan (Strategic Plan). The Governing Council also determines policy and at all times works to support the Principal to ensure that Marden Senior College is a safe and inclusive learning environment at the forefront of modern education practice.
Should you wish to express interest in joining the 2016 Marden Senior College Governing Council, or are seeking further information, contact the principal, Stephen Inglis – email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 8366 2888.
Interested parents and the school community are also invited to attend the next Governing Council meeting on Monday 19 October 2015 when there will be a vote to approve the constitution change. The following special resolution will be put to the meeting:
That the Governing Council submit an application to the Minister seeking approval to change the Governing Council Constitution Model from:
‘For a school with principally adult students’, to:
‘For a school with all adult students or a mix of continuing and adult students’, as detailed below:
For a school with all adult students or a mix of continuing and adult students
The Governing Council shall comprise the following members:
(i) the Principal of the school (ex officio);
(ii) staff members, nominated to the Council by election at a general staff meeting, in the ratio determined by the Minister;
(iii) one member nominated by each of the approved affiliated committees of the school Council, up to a maximum of 3;
(iv) community members appointed by the Council (limit of 3);
(v) continuing (non-adult) students and adult students nominated by the student representative Council, or if there is no SRC, by the students, in accordance with the distribution of continuing/re-entry students expressed as full time equivalents.
(vi) elected parents, the number being the minimum necessary to make elected parents of the school plus nominated students the majority of councillors.
Please contact the principal if you are planning to attend the meeting.