The Cooinda School Board plays an important role in contributing to good school governance so that school resources are used efficiently, and community expectations and the school’s priorities reflect the needs of students.
The functions of councils and boards are covered by legislation and include both approval and advisory roles. Some of the matters councils and boards may make decisions on include fees and charges, book lists, sponsorship and dress codes. Councils and boards make these decisions with the principal and others who ensure the decisions adhere to legislative and policy requirements.
Principals may also seek the advice of councils or boards to inform themselves before making management decisions. Council and board members have the right to understand the principals’ decisions (except where they involve confidential information and decisions about people or families.)
The council or board does not intervene in the control or management of the school. This is the role of the principal.
The Cooinda School Board is guided by a collective belief that Successful students leave our school with a strong foundation of knowledge, skill and confidence to become positive and productive members of a sustainable, global community.
Effective leaders are robust, inspiring, knowledgeable and skilled; confident in supporting their colleagues to achieve excellence, rigour and creativeness in their teaching pedagogies through current best practices.
Effective teachers know their students and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in their practice that is reflective, collaborative, evidence based and responsive to student diversity.
Effective Educations Assistants are supportive of teachers and students, reflective of their role and collaborative, flexible, proactive team members.
Good schools create a safe, inclusive and nurturing environment that supports responsive and respectful relationships with the broader school community needs.
At Cooinda there is a collective belief that all children can learn. Students are all seen as individuals, while coming together to form a community that represents the varied backgrounds that make Australia such a wonderful place to live. This diversity continues to be a distinctive attribute in our community, enhancing the development of our staff and students as whole people.
Further information about School Boards can be found here: www.education.wa.edu.au/school-councils-boards