Naracoorte High School

Governing Council

The Naracoorte High School  Governing Council provides strong leadership around vision, strategy, compliance, risk management and financial sustainability to ensure that the School continues to be a leading South Australian education provider.

What do Governing Council Members do? Governing Council governs. This isn’t the same as managing. It’s more about guiding and setting direction. You don’t work alone when you are on a Council. You and the Site Leader have shared responsibilities. More details can be found at https://www.decd.sa.gov.au/sites-and-facilities/governing-councils/understanding-governing-councils/what-governing-council-does

Areas covered include:

Curriculum–provide advice to the site leader to make sure the curriculum offered meets local community needs

Student Management –consult with the site’s community to assist when policies are made or reviewed

Staff employment –employ canteen staff

Big Picture Planning –work on the site improvement plan and set strategic directions

Finance –review, approve and monitor the site budget

Reporting –endorse the Annual Report and report to the community and the Minister for Education

Vacancies are usually for a two year term, but can be a one year term. Meetings are held twice a term on a Wednesday from 6.30pm.

If you are interested in becoming part of this team please contact James McConnell – Principal, Margaret Rishworth – Business Manager or the Governing Council Chairperson.

Governing Council Members 2018

Chairperson: Andrew Shouksmith

Treasurer: Amanda Edwards

Secretary: Leanne Shouksmith

Parent Representatives:

Donna Squire

Lisa Kennedy-Jones

Amanda Walker

Andrea Henschke

Des Duffy

Stephen Miles

Peter Ireland

Michelle Malone

Student Representatives:

School Captains

Staff Representatives:

Vanita Hutchinson

Jane Pryor

Principal:

James McConnell

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