The College Board meets regularly to work with the Principal in directing the mission and policies of our College community.
The current College Board members are:
Boards of Catholic education in Queensland have grown in number and quality since their inception in the late 1970s. They were established primarily as a response to requests by parents to be more active participants in Catholic schooling. Today they are available to each Catholic education community in Queensland and provide a structure and process for genuine partnership in planning and decision making involving the key members of these communities.
The Catholic School Board is based on a ‘Pastoral Model’ of service to the school community. Board membership is an invitation to share in the educational ministry of the Church in the context of Catholic education. The ‘Pastoral Model’ involves a ‘power with’ approach where focus is on supporting the leadership decision making of the College Principal. Board processes are not meant to be competitive, argumentative or forums for lobbying. Members bring a unique perspective based on their life journey where a sharing of wisdom can help in the discernment of future directions for the College.
The Philosophy and Practice of Sharing Wisdom can be summarised as follows:
The National Catholic Education Commission has published a set of General and Binding Principles which are fundamental for the governance of Catholic schools. These Principles are of such importance that they have been included in full as part of the Responsibilities of the College Board in Article III of this Constitution. Briefly summarised they are:
As stated in the Catholic Education School Board Constitution the aims of the College Board are to:
Section 3 of the Constitution outlines the membership of the College Board as follows: