Call for Nominations for Parent Representative on School Board

We are currently seeking nominations for the position of Parent Representative for the Hedland SHS IPS (Independent Public School) School Board.

As part of the cyclic process of a School Board, places become available due to the end of a representatives, tenure and at this point in time Hedland Senior High School Board is calling for one (1) Parent Representative to fill a vacant position.  Please find further information below about being a School Board Representative and how to nominate.


One (1) position for a period of one (1) year, starting School Term 4, Thursday 2 November 2017

What is a School Board and what does it do?

All Government schools in Western Australia have a School Board. They are legally constituted bodies that are given powers to set the key directions (governance) of a school within centrally provided guidelines.  The Independent Public School board is a signatory to the Delivery and Performance Agreement with the Principal and Director General. There is also an expectation that the board participates in the external review of the school that is undertaken by the Department of Education Services in the final year of the Delivery and Performance Agreement.  An unincorporated board uses approved terms of reference to define its way of working and to meet the requirements of the legislation.

Frequency & Time of Meetings

Meetings are held six times per year, one of which is the annual Public Board meeting (i.e. 2 x Term 1, 1 x Term 2, 1 x Term 3, and 2 x Term 4, dates are listed on the Schools website.  They are normally held on a Thursday commencing at 4:00pm, and run for approximately one and half hours.  There are two (2) remaining meetings to be held in Term 4 of 2017:  Thursday 2 November, and Thursday 30 November (which is the annual Public Meeting).

What do you need to do to stand for election?

This email is a formal notice and call for nominations for commencement to the Board starting in Term 4, Thursday 2 November 2017.

  • If you decide to stand for election, you can arrange for someone to nominate you as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself.  Please use the attached Nomination Form provided: School Board Nomination Form_Parent Representative
  • Completed Nomination forms are to be received no later than COB Monday 9 October to be returned to .
  • All Nominees will be contacted and advised of the next stage once all nominations have been received by the above due date.

Should you require any further information on the above please do not hesitate to contact Kelly Summers, Principal, on tel: 9172 8000.


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