Governing Council

Clapham Primary has an active Governing Council and being part of its work is very rewarding.The Council, consisting of parents, staff and leadership, work together to improve our school.  A large part of the Governing Council’s work is carried out through our Sub-Committees. There are two meetings per term for Governing Council, these are held on Monday evenings. 

The role of the Governing Council is to:

  • Focus on improving student learning outcomes in collaboration with the Principal or preschool Director and staff.
  • Develop a cooperative working relationship between the Governing Council and the Principal or preschool Director and staff.
  • Represent the whole school community in understanding local educational needs.
  • Set general directions for the preschool or school.
  • Monitor and report on achievements.

The different roles of the Governing Council and the Principal should be understood and respected. The Principal has specific educational and organisational leadership responsibilities for which they are accountable to the Minister through the Chief Executive of the Department of Education. Governance and school management should be clearly separated.

The sub-committees are:

  • After Hours Sports
  • OSHC
  • Finance
  • Parent Reps (Education and Communication)
  • Facilities
  • Events planning

Please click here to download the 2021 Governing Council Terms of Reference

 

Jodie Kingham

Jodie Kingham

Principal

Governing Council and Finance Subcommittees

Justine Langley

Justine Langley

Deputy Principal

After School Sports, Facilities & OSHC Subcommittees

Cassie Kopias

Cassie Kopias

Staff Representative

Fundraising , Education & Communication Subcommittee

Louise Hayton

Louise Hayton

Chairperson
Rachel Lewan

Rachel Lewan

Deputy Chairperson
Darren Schutz

Darren Schutz

Treasurer

Convener of Finance Subcommittee

Caitlin Harris

Caitlin Harris

Secretary
Kenzie-Le Turley

Kenzie-Le Turley

Convenor of OSHC Subcommittee
Nick Drury

Nick Drury

Convenor of After School Sports Committee
Catherine Meyer

Catherine Meyer

Convenor of Events Committee