Message from the President
Kingsbury Primary School is more than just a school, it is a community. Our community works so well because of the effort put in by both our staff and our volunteers. The valuable contributions made by these people have ensured we have great programs and activities that benefit our students.
Often, the input by staff and volunteers happens behind the scenes. This can go unnoticed and unrecognized but it is much appreciated. There have been some new members join our teaching and learning team this year. The input they have added is appreciated by all.
A recent change in department policy has required all volunteers to have a Working With Children Check. It has been pleasing to see how willing our volunteers have been to embrace this initiative. The safety of our students is paramount.
This has been Ms Campbell’s first full year as principal. We have been able to build on a solid foundation set by those before us. Our new sensory garden and administration area have given a fresh look to the school, and are being enjoyed by all. Going into the future, we have much to look forward to.
At this time of year, we will be bidding farewell to some of our classmates and friends as they move to high school or families relocate elsewhere. We wish them well and thank them for the value they added whilst at Kingsbury Primary School. We hope that they have fond memories of being part of the Kingsbury community.
To all those returning next year, including our classmates and our new prep students, let’s have a great year.
2017 School Council President
The Council is the governing body of the school. The Council oversees the management of the school by the principal. School Council listens to the voice of the community and prepares an annual report to explain the year’s achievements. The Council assists in the formulation of the School Strategic Plan, the driving planner for school improvement over a 4-year period, and then takes part in the formal review. The School Council is directly responsible for the management of funds and school resources. The Council presents school achievement data and the Annual Report at the Annual General Meeting.
The Kingsbury School Council has a membership of 14 adults. All members are elected by the school parent community; the majority of members represent the parent group. There are four DEECD members as well as the principal. The council may co-opt 2 additional community representatives due to their specialised skills or knowledge. Most Council meetings are open to parents, either in person or by presentation of a Question on Notice for Council. Only duly elected Council members are entitled to cast a vote at meetings.
Half of the Council retires each year and the vacancies are filled following a formal election process. This occurs each March and is widely advertised through the school. Any parent of a child at the school may nominate for a position. Nomination forms are available at the school Office during February.