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School Board

The Currambine Primary School Board is responsible for setting the long term future of our school and maintaining oversight of the implementation of the School Business Plan. Our School Board has five parent representatives, three staff representatives, two community representatives and the Principal. The Board meets on the Wednesday evening of Week Eight each term and also in Week Four of Term Four totalling five meetings per year.

Links

School Board Operational Plan 2021
School Board Chair – Role Statement
School Board Member – Role Statement
Board – P&C Association
Currambine Primary School Board Constitution
School Board Code of Conduct

 

Nominations open 20th May 2021

Principal, Geoff Smith, is calling for nominations for the Currambine Primary School Board, to commence in Semester Two 2021. There are three, three-year positions available.
All parents and guardians with children at Currambine Primary School are eligible to nominate for the School Board.
To nominate, please fill in the form below and submit it to the Principal with a statement of no more than 200 words about how you can contribute to the Board.  These statements will be circulated to the parent body with the ballot papers.

Key Dates:
Thursday 20th                 Nomination forms go home
Monday 14th June          3pm Nominations close (late nominations not accepted)
Thursday 17th June        Ballot forms are sent home
Friday 25th June             3pm voting closes

NOMINATIONS FOR SCHOOL BOARD 2021-2023 (002)

Messages from some of our current School Board members

Mark Roberts

With term two now in full swing it was time for the school board to hold their quarterly meeting. 

Top of the agenda was finalising the uniform policy in preparation for the release of the new polo design, available for purchase in 2022. We are all very excited to see this project nearing completion.

The board also reviewed the upcoming LADDs events, past projects and the positive impact this initiative has on our school community. The school board covers a wide range of topics and initiatives and each meeting provides us with an opportunity to be better and do better. On a personal note, I only began the role of the board chair in mid 2020 and it has been extremely rewarding to see how invested our school community is in improving our school. With this in mind nominations are now open for several new board members to join us and continue to provide our children with the very best educational opportunities. If you have any questions or would like more in depth details regarding a board position please speak to Geoff Smith in the office.

Mark Strumpher

I have had the privilege of serving on the Currambine Primary School Board for the last 2 years and have found the experience to be tremendously rewarding.

My wife Ingrid and I have two children (Yulia and Gustav) in the school. We live in, and love, the community in and around Currambine.

At CPS we are fortunate to have an experienced and pragmatic principal in Geoff and high quality teachers and administrators who offer our kids a rich and diverse education. I regard being on the board as an important role as our school is the foundation of our community.

In the time I have been part of the board I have been involved in or connected to decisions such as  the approval of a new school uniform and the reduction of school fees to aid those in need during Covid-19. I have further been able to work towards improving communication and extending collaboration between parents and teaching professionals.

Natalie Heartcliffe

I’m a Currambine Primary School Board Member, Parent and Art Teacher. I joined the CPS School Board in 2019, shortly before my own children started attending. I have been a member of other boards in the past and I was curious to see how ours compared. I’m most impressed with how professionally it runs, the voice it gives our school community and the authentic decision making ability the board has. If you’re invested in Currambine Primary School and love being a part of positive growth, please consider joining the board and being a voice for our community.

Eoin Flynn

I joined the school Board about 12 months ago and am honoured to be part of a diverse group with the common aim of ensuring our kids get an education and help to develop to the best of their individual abilities. The main part of the role is to represent all stakeholders input into the running of the school. The Board members are always respectful of all opinions and the function of Board is the process by which the school is accountable to the whole school community. Being a part of the process encourages me to give a little of my time to help the school achieve its objectives which as school community members we all share.

Jess O’Sullivan

Being part of the school board is a great privilege and gives you a unique viewpoint of the school. When you attend meetings it feels like being in the heart of the school. You will be delivered informative reports and detailed plans about the school which I personally find very interesting. While you are providing your time, you are supported by an induction process and clear guidance as to the role. A diverse board provides better governance so I would encourage new candidates to reach out. If you want to contribute to the school but you are time poor during the day, a school board position is ideal with evening meetings.

Sheri-lynn Ludwig

I have really enjoyed my experience as a parent School Board member. The benefits of being a Board member include gaining a better understanding of the school’s direction, policies and performance. I have learnt so much these past two years and have enjoyed the strategic work that the Board has undertaken. As a working parent, I find the time commitment is very manageable as the meetings are in the evening and take place only one to two days per term. My participation in the School Board allows me to contribute to the school in a meaningful way in a capacity that I am able to. It has been a pleasure getting to know and work with the other members of the Board as there is a real sense of camaraderie, teamwork and mutual respect.

Lorraine Popham

I am the Manager Corporate Services at Currambine Primary School and whilst I am in the Front Office, my role is mainly behind the scenes working in the administration and monitoring of the annual budgets and staffing allocations.  I also work very closely with the Principal to ensure the current Department financial policies are implemented and adhered to.

I joined the School Board just under twelve months ago as I wanted to be able to share my knowledge in a way that would help the other Board Members in the decision making process, but also to assist with creating the best possible outcomes for our Students.

Being a part of a fantastic School community is extremely rewarding and this has been extended by being a member of the School Board.  Every member has a genuine interest in the direction that the School takes and also have a mutual respect in making the best possible decisions to meet these goals.

I would certainly encourage anyone to become a part of this process – all that is needed is a small time commitment each term and a willingness to bring the best to our Community.