School Board News: Board Activities

The Fremantle LDC Board meeting for Term 2 was held on Thursday 20th May, 2021.

The meeting was both informative and open for discussion.  All points of view were heard and ready consensus reached when required.

Principal’s Report

Viv presented her Principal’s Report.

Board Restructure

Resulting from some work the Board has been undertaking over the past two years, a small sub-committee of the Board met to review, and make recommendations, for a Board restructure.  The Board subsequently agreed with the following recommendations, commencing 2022:

  • 7 members on the School Board
    • 3 staff, 3 parents and 1 community member.
    • At least one member from each satellite of the school.
    • The number of parent and community members combined should be greater than the number of staff (including the Principal).
    • Each member will be elected for a two-year term but may re-nominate for election.
  • Additional community representatives will be co-opted as needed and for a defined period.  Co-opted members will not have voting rights.
  • No Deputy Chair position will be required.
  • Nominations will be called for, and elections held, at the end of each calendar year for the following year’s terms.

School Priorities – “Student Achievement”

Each Board meeting has a focus upon one of the school’s strategic priorities, as identified in the school’s planning. This meeting’s focus was Student Achievement and was exemplified through the school’s new choice of literacy program.

Fleur Aris (Literacy Coordinator) took the Board on an informative and entertaining journey, explaining the thorough process undertaken and which lead to the new literacy focus. Starting 2019, a School Improvement Team was formed. Following a rigorous self-assessment process and review, the decision was made to update the literacy program and take on InitiaLit as a whole school literacy program.

FLDC Board Strategic Plan

The Board has commenced the development of its own strategic plan, which would align closely with the school’s plan.

Starting with Priority 1 Student Achievement, the Board members shared thoughts and strategies for the Board to undertake and that would support the work of the school in the areas of oral language, literacy and numeracy.

Viv and Jennie offered the following as a structure for the discussion, and upon which the Board members then proposed their ideas.

Together the Board will:

  • Support school initiatives in accelerating progress
  • Build awareness of school programs
  • Support and promote workshops
  • Be involved in disciplined dialogue around data

I would like to once again thank Viv for the work that she along with Jennie and Fleur, put in to ensuring each Board meeting is well-organised and purposeful.  This enables each Board member to be well-informed of the strategic directions of the school.

Many thanks to Penny for her excellent skills in capturing all discussions and presentations for the Board records and minutes.

And of course, many thanks to the Board members who work voluntarily to ensure each child at Fremantle LDC is supported along his or her learning journey.

Contacting Your School Board Members

If you would like to contact me 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 Penny Newton, Penelope.Newton@education.wa.edu.au, and she will assist you to get in contact with one of our Board members.

Thank you.

David Hewitt
Board Chair

School Board News: 2020 Annual Public Meeting

The Fremantle LDC School Board welcome you to join them for their 2020 Annual Public Meeting.

Jo Wiese, Chair of the Fremantle LDC School Board will share her 2020 School Board Report, including the highlights and successes of the school Board during the year.

Date: Thursday 10th December 2020
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Fremantle LDC Willagee Staff Room, 24 Winnacott Street, Willagee

This will be followed by the Fremantle LDC School Board Meeting. Please click here to view the meeting agenda.

Everyone welcome, we hope to see you there!

School Board News: Board Activities

We held one Board meeting this term.

At this time Viv presented the Board with the Principal’s report and a finance report. Viv also provided an update to the Board on a range of operational items. The Board also discussed and approved the Voluntary Contributions and Charges for 2021, and endorsed the Funding Agreement Schedule.

As part of the school’s Self-Assessment process, the Board spent some time reviewing the “IPS School Board Training Modules” and reflecting on our performance with respect to our role. This provided the opportunity for a very engaged discussion with all Board members. It was a very valuable reflection and conversation in terms of the Board continuing to support the school.

Annual Public Meeting

Remember the Annual Public Meeting will be held on Thursday 10th December from 6.30pm in the Willagee site conference room. This will be an opportunity for parents to come and hear about the progress of the School Board as well as the progress of the school in relation to Business Plan targets.

Contacting your School Board Members

Please remember that if you would like to contact the Chair, Jo Wiese, or any other Board members, to discuss any issues or gain clarification on any School Board issues, please contact our Executive Officer Mrs Samara Gleed on: Samara.Gleed@education.wa.edu.au and she will assist you.

Thankyou

Mary Claessen
Deputy Chair
Fremantle LDC School Board

School Board News: Your Fremantle LDC School Board Update

Board Activities

We held one Board Meeting this term.

The Board reviewed the decision to hold the Annual Public Meeting in Term 4 this year. It was agreed that this time of year is a more appropriate time to hold this meeting as parents will be able to hear about the progress of the School Board as well as the progress of the school in relation to the Fremantle LDC’s Business Plan targets. This meeting will be permanently shifted to Term 4 each year.

Viv presented the Board with her Principal’s Report to keep the Board up to date with relevant key financial and operational information. She also updated the Board on the Fremantle LDC COVID-19 Response Plan. 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 continuing to be catered for appropriately during this difficult time.

Viv presented the Board with the 2019 Annual Report which will be uploaded to the school website. Thank you to Viv, her staff and relevant critical readers for a very thorough and professional document outlining the school’s progress and achievements in 2019 against the Fremantle LDC Business Plan targets.

Viv also provided board members with information regarding the following document:

  • Funding Agreement for Schools 2020

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

Upcoming Board Activities

The next board meeting will be held on Thursday 20th  of August at 6.30pm in the Conference Room at the Fremantle LDC Willagee site.

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