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 Viv and the 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 Stephanie Faggetter, Monika Jodihardja and Gemma Nugent. I would also like to welcome Staff Representative Fleur Aris.

Your 2020 School Board members are as follows:

Principal: Vivienne Doig
Staff Representatives: Jennie Dawson, Hayley Hope and Fleur Aris
Executive Officer: Samara Gleed
Parent Representatives: Ryan Arbon, Michelle Livesey-Giles, Monika Jodihardja, Stephanie Faggetter and Gemma Nugent
Community Representatives:   Mary Claessen (Deputy Chair), Jo Wiese (Chair) and Spencer Flay

Board Meetings
We held one Board Meeting this term. During this meeting nominations were called for the Chair, Deputy Chair and Finance Committee Representative. Mary and I renominated for the Deputy Chair and Chair positions and Ryan and Monika both expressed an interest in the Finance Committee role.

During this meeting 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

Jennie 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:

  • Building on Strength: Future Directions for WA Public School System
  • Strategic Directions for Public Schools 2020 – 2024
  • Focus 2020

In addition, Manager of Corporate Services Lindie Alberts presented the Board with the latest Finance Report.

Jennie presented the Principal’s report on behalf of Viv to keep the Board up to date with relevant key financial and operational information.

The Board was also presented with the Fremantle LDC’s Self-Assessment Schedule 2019 to highlight the processes and tools that the school utilises to ensure the school’s self-assessment is in line with the rigorous and sustainable self-assessment process set out in the School Improvement and Accountability Framework.

Annual Public Meeting
This term we were due to hold the Annual Public Meeting in conjunction with the second Board Meeting which was scheduled for 26th of March. However, due to the Government restrictions in place for holding meetings of large groups, the second board meeting was cancelled and the Annual Public meeting will be held during term 4.

Our next Board meeting is due to be held on the 28th of May.

On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Viv and the dedicated staff at Fremantle LDC for their commitment to ensuring your children’s education and wellbeing are catered for appropriately during this very difficult and uncertain point in time.

I would also like to extend my wishes to all families that you remain safe and well during this globally difficult and challenging period.

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