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: and she will assist you to get in contact with one of our Board members.

Thank you.

Jo Wiese
Fremantle LDC School Board