School Board News: Your Fremantle LDC School Board Update

Board Activities

We held one Board Meeting this term.

We welcomed new Board Member Lindie Alberts onto the School Board. Lindie is currently the Fremantle LDC part-time Manager of Corporate Services and she is filling a vacant staff representative position on the Board until the end of the year.

Viv Doig was unable to attend this Board meeting, however in her absence Deputy Principal Jennie Dawson presented the Board with the latest Principal’s report to keep the Board up to date with relevant operational information.

Lindie Alberts presented the Fremantle LDC Finance Report to Board members to keep them up to date with the current school expenditure and the school budget targets.

Jennie provided board members with information regarding a grant available to schools through the Local Schools Community Fund and the Board discussed several ideas which the school may be able to fund via this grant.

Jennie provided the Board with a copy of the Fremantle LDC Positive Behaviour Plan which had been updated in 2019 and shared with the Board the social, emotional and behaviour programs and strategies used at Fremantle LDC as part of this plan.

The Board discussed the 2019 Parent Survey and discussed additional questions which may be added to this year’s survey to assist the school and Board to collect targeted feedback and information from the parents to assist the school in making decisions for the future.

Jennie presented the Board with the Fremantle LDC Behaviour and Attendance data for Semester 1 to keep the Board up to date with student behaviour and attendance.

In line with the Board’s role of endorsing the Voluntary Contributions and Charges each year, the Board was presented with and approved this document for 2020.

Finally, the Board was also presented with and approved the School Development Days for 2020.

Upcoming Board Activities

The next board meeting will be held on Thursday 14th of November at 6.30pm in the Conference Room at the Fremantle LDC Willagee site.

Jo Wiese
Chair
Fremantle LDC School Board

School Board News: Your Fremantle LDC School Board Update

Board Activities

We held one Board Meeting this term.

Wendy presented the Board with the latest Finance Report and her Principal’s report to keep the Board up to date with relevant key financial and operational information. Wendy also provided board members with information regarding the following documents:

  • Funding Agreement for Schools 2019
  • Fremantle LDC Funding Agreement Schedule 2019

Viv provided the Board with a copy of the Workforce Management Framework which had been reviewed in 2019 and shared with the Board the strategies in place to manage the current workforce at Fremantle LDC.

The Board reviewed the process of holding the Annual Public Meeting in Term 2 ahead of a scheduled Board Meeting and although no parents attended this meeting last term, it was agreed to continue to hold the Annual Public Meeting in term 2 in this format and continue to encourage parents to attend.

In line with the Board having updates on relevant school policies, the Board were presented with the Performance and Development Cycle documents for Teachers, Education Assistants, Speech Pathologists and Deputy Principals at Fremantle LDC to keep the board up to date with these documents.

The Board took time to farewell Wendy and thank her for her vision, leadership and guidance of the School Board. In addition, the Board thanked Wendy on behalf of all the students, parents and staff she had positively impacted over the last 40+ years.

The Board would like to acknowledge the passion, vision, dedication and commitment of Wendy to making a difference in the education and lives of students and their families over the past 40+ years. The Board will miss Wendy and wish her all the best in her retirement.

The Board looks forward to working under the leadership of Viv Doig in her role as Acting Principal for the remainder of 2019.

Upcoming Board Activities

The next board meeting will be held on Thursday 22nd of August at 6.30pm in the Conference Room at the Fremantle LDC Willagee site.

Jo Wiese
Chair
Fremantle LDC School Board

School Board News: Your Fremantle LDC School Board Update

Each term I write to the school community, via the newsletter, to let you know what the School Board has been doing within our role of maintaining oversight of the implementation of the school Business Plan and providing additional expertise to support Wendy, Viv and their staff achieve the best outcomes for students.

Board Members

This year we have the pleasure of welcoming four new Board Members onto the School Board. I would like to formally welcome Fremantle LDC Parent Representatives Ryan Arbon, Navin Bhandari and Michelle Livesey-Giles. I would also like to welcome back past Parent Representative Spencer Flay as a Community Representative.

Your 2019 School Board members are as follows:

Principals: Wendy Strang
Vivienne Doig
Staff Representatives: Jennie Dawson
Hayley Hope
Executive Officer: Samara Gleed
Parent Representatives: Kate Bowles
Karl Griffiths
Ryan Arbon
Navin Bhandari
Michelle Livesey-Giles
Community Representatives: Mary Claessen (Deputy Chair)
Jo Wiese (Chair)
Spencer Flay

Board Activities

We held two Board Meeting this term. During these meetings we reviewed and revisited important documents governing and guiding the School Board. The documents included:

  • The Board’s Code of Conduct
  • The Board’s Terms of Reference
  • The Delivery and Performance Agreement
  • The Fremantle LDC Business Plan 2018 – 2020

Wendy also presented several departmental level documents to the Board to inform Board members about the documents guiding the strategic direction of Fremantle LDC. These included:

  • High – Performance High Care
  • Strategic Outline
  • Focus 2019-03-28
  • Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework

Deputy Principal Jennie Dawson also outlined The National Quality Standards Policy for the Board to note and understand.

In addition, Wendy presented the Board with the latest Finance Reports and her Principal’s report to keep the Board up to date with relevant key financial and operational information.

Karl Griffiths was re-nominated as the Board member representative on the Fremantle LDC Finance Committee.

Annual Public Meeting

Last term we held the Annual Public Meeting in conjunction with the second Board Meeting. During this open public meeting, I outlined the functions and accomplishments of the School Board in 2018.

Viv also presented the Annual Report 2018 which summarised the school’s achievements and activities in 2018 and outlined the progress the school had made in the 4 key areas of the Fremantle LDC Business Plan 2018 – 2020. The Annual Report will be made available on the School Website, once finalised.

I congratulate Wendy, Viv and the Fremantle LDC staff on the achievements and progress they made in 2018 in the key areas of the School Business Plan.

Our next Board meeting will be held on 30th of May 2019.

Contacting Your School Board Members

If you would like to contact myself or any other Board member to discuss any issues or gain clarification on any issues relating to the School Board, please feel free to contact our Executive Officer Mrs Samara Gleed on: Samara.Gleed@education.wa.edu.au and she will assist you to get in contact with one of our Board members.

Thank you.

Jo Wiese
Chair
Fremantle LDC School Board

School Board News: 2019 Annual Public Meeting

The Fremantle LDC School Board welcome you to join them for their 2019 Annual Public Meeting.

Jo Wiese, Chair of the Fremantle LDC School Board will share her 2018 School Board Report, including the highlights and successes of the school Board during the year.

Date: Thursday 28th March 2019
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Fremantle LDC Willagee Staff Room, 24 Winnacott Street, Willagee

This will be followed by the Fremantle LDC School Board Meeting.

Everyone welcome, we hope to see you there!