School Board

The Burbridge School board works with the school community to achieve the best outcomes for our students.

Our board plays an important role in contributing to good school governance ensuring school resources are used efficiently, and community expectations and the school’s priorities reflect the needs of students.

The School Board makes decisions with the principal and other relevant decision makers who ensure the decisions adhere to legislative and policy requirements.

The functions of the school board is prescribed by the School Education Act 1999 and the School Education Regulations 2000 as follows:

Take part in

  • establishing and reviewing from time to time, the school’s objectives, priorities and general
    policy directions
  • planning financial arrangements necessary to fund those objectives, priorities and directions
  • evaluating the school’s performance in achieving those objectives, priorities and directions
  • formulating codes of conduct for students at the school
  • take part in the selection of, but not the appointment of, the school principal or any other member of the teaching staff if prior approval is given by the relevant Director of Education.

Principals may also seek the advice of boards to inform themselves before making management decisions. Council and board members have the right to understand the principal’s decisions (except where they involve confidential information and decisions about people or families).
Being a member of the school board is an important and rewarding role that contributes greatly to the success of a school.

2023/24 Members include:

  • School Board Chair: James Rowe
  • Secretary: Jenny Johnson
  • The Principal and MCS

Parents and community members must form the majority.

The Burbridge School board meet termly on Friday of Week 5. Our AGM is held in Week 8 Term 3.

School Board Members

Parents:  Diane Atkinson
Shellie Martin
Linley Hill
Community: Gaye Smith
Staff: Jenni Doubkin – Teacher
Maryann Darby – Education Assistant
Dixie Follett – MCS
Joanne Gordon - Principal