School Board

Kelmscott Primary SCHOOL BOARD


The Kelmscott Primary School Board is a committed group who work in a consultative and decision-making capacity with-in the school. The role of the Board is that of involvement in the governance of the school, which means taking part in the shaping and monitoring of the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions.

The Board is comprised of elected parents, school staff and members of the community along with the Principal.

The Board works in a consultative and decision-making capacity with the school to achieve the best outcomes for students.

In the School Education Act 1999 it clearly outlines the role of a School Board. Basically the role of the School Board is one of setting the long term future for the school. The school Board is not about running the school – as that is the job of the Principal. It is however, all about providing expertise and additional support in helping the school to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students.



The School Board will participate in:

  • Endorsing of the Delivery and Performance Agreement;
  • Development and endorsement of the school’s annual report;
  • Development, endorsement and review of the school budget and Business Plan;
  • Processes to review school performance, and
  • Processes to determine satisfaction levels of parents, staff and students, with results reported in the school’s annual report.

The School Board’s responsibilities also involve:

  • Establishing and reviewing the school’s objectives, priorities and policy directions;
  • Financial arrangements to fund those objectives;
  • Evaluating the school’s performance in achieving the objectives, and
  • Formulating codes of conduct for the students.

The School Board does NOT:

  • Manage the day to day running of the school;
  • Represent specific interest groups, or permit special interests dominating the agenda;
  • Intervene in the educational instruction of students, or
  • Performance manage the Principal or Staff.


Currently the 2016 Board has taken an active approach to many of the new initiatives and committees being formed based upon feedback from the 2015 IPS review.



In 2016, the School Board members are:

School Chair and Community Representative:
Mr Paddy Strano

Mr Neil Spence

Secretary and Staff Representative
Mrs Josephine Easton

Parent Representatives:
Mrs Charlotte Shirrif

Mrs Catherine Stewart 

Mr John Pirie

Mr Wally Turner

Mr Jerome Calvert

Staff Representatives:

Mr Simon Campbell

Ms Meredyth Connor

Mrs Alison Aldersea


Community Representatives

Mr Paul Woodley - (Maths and Literacy Consultant and Past Principal)

Mrs Di Rigby - (Leadership Coordinator - Institute of Professional Learning)

Mr John Townley (STEM Teacher - Cecil Andrews College)


The School Board has a Code of Conduct that clearly outlines for all Board members (be they staff elected parents or community representatives) what is expected of them.

The School Board, encourage you to consider nominating for future vacant positions and we welcome people from a range of background and skills to add diversity to the Board.


Yes! Our Board is approachable and is always interested in hearing about concerns, possible improvements or even potential initiatives from both the School and wider communities.

Board members can only deal with matters falling within the ambit of their role, and collectively.

If you would like to speak to any of the board members, please contact them directly by email. If you are unsure if a matter should be raised with the School Board please contact the Principal.


The School Board holds meetings throughout the year. Annually the Board holds a Whole of School Open Meeting, where everyone is invited to attend.