School board

The Fremantle Language Development Centre (LDC) School Board works with the school community to achieve the best outcomes for students.

The School Board is comprised of elected staff, parents and community representatives. The role of the School Board is to support the school in setting its long term strategic direction. The 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.

As an unincorporated public school Board in Western Australia, the Fremantle LDC School Board is covered by legislation and include both approval and advisory roles. Some of the matters boards may make decisions on include:

  • fees and charges
  • book lists
  • sponsorship
  • dress codes.

The Fremantle LDC uses its Terms of Reference to define its way of working and meet the requirements of the legislation. All members of the School Board must adhere to the Fremantle LDC School Board Code of Conduct.

Further information about the role of the School Board can be found on the Department of Education Website at the following link: School Boards


School Board Members

The School Board is comprised of elected representatives from Fremantle LDC staff, parents and community members.  All members have an important role to play in representing the school community.

  • parent members of School Boards bring their experience as parents at the school, and the views and context of the wider school community to School Board meetings
  • community members bring wider perspectives, particular skills and expertise to the School Board. They may have business, accounting, building, or some other skills that the school is looking for at that time
  • Department of Education employees bring their educational expertise

School Board members can be contacted through the Fremantle LDC School Board Executive Officer, Penny Newton by email.

2023 School Board Members

School Board Meetings

School Board meetings start at 6.30 pm and are held in the Conference Room at the Fremantle LDC (Willagee site).

Meetings are generally open to the public, unless otherwise stated.  Persons other than board members do not have speaking or voting rights.  The chair can ask for their input if appropriate.  All persons present at the meeting must adhere to the Fremantle LDC School Board Code of Conduct.

Copies of all meeting minutes are available for viewing at the school office or can be emailed by the Executive Officer, Penny Newton, upon request:


2023 School Board Meeting Dates

Term 1:

Thursday 9th March
Thursday 30th March

Term 2:

Thursday 1st June

Term 3:

Thursday 24th August

Term 4:

Thursday 26th October
Thursday 7th December