Independent Public School Governance

As an Independent Public School, Creaney is required to have an effective School Board that includes parents, community and or business/ industry representation.

The Principal is responsible for the educational leadership, operation and management of the school. To maximise the input of the School Board in developing policies, the Principal will seek advice and receive recommendations from the School Board.  To enable the School Board to function effectively, the Principal will report regularly to the School Board on progress against the Creaney Primary School Business Plan.

The Education Act and regulations pertaining to the Act which applies to the current School Council will govern the running of the School Board.

 

Functions of the Board

The Creaney Primary School Board will act to promote the objectives and interests of the school community, its role being to provide strategic guidance and monitoring.

The School Board will participate fully in:

  • Endorsing the Creaney Primary School Delivery and Performance
  • Endorsing and reviewing the school budget and Business Plan.
  • Monitoring the school’s performance.
  • Developing processes to review the satisfaction levels of parents, staff and students, with results reported in the annual school report.
  • Endorsing the annual school report.
  • Assisting in the selection of the Principal when a vacancy arises.

Creaney Primary School Board is comprised of representatives, parents and staff.

Parent Representatives:    

Louise Payne Zindell (Chairperson)
Shelley Laver (P&C Representative)
Revana Boodhraj (Parent)
Katherine Thorley (Parent)
Jacqueline Young (Parent)
Tristan Bell (Parent)

Staff Representatives:

Ms Monamy (Principal)
Mrs Barker (Teacher)
Mr Dowding (Teacher)
Mrs Palmer (Teacher)
Mr Luck (Teacher)

Community Representative:

Jessica Stojkovksi (MLA Member for Kingsley)

 

School Board Chairperson: Louise Payne-Zindell

Louise has been a member of Creaney’s School Board for the past 3 years, and feels honoured to be chairing the Board in 2019. She is excited about the  vision the members of the Board are developing. The Zindell family joined Creaney in 2014, with a son at Woodvale College, and a daughter in Year 4.

Louise joined the Board in order to learn how she could support Creaney in bringing out the best in every one of its students. She applies a broad range of work experience to the role including physical and mental health, project management, leadership development, community programs, funding applications and corporate governance.

 

School Board Members: Shelly Laver

I have been part of Creaney for 6 years with four children at the school.  I am an Early Childhood teacher of 19 years working in the public school system.  This is my fourth year on the school board and over those years I have been involved with the grounds development including; nature play, super sand pit, loose parts and the Kindy upgrade.  I am excited to be working with the School Board team.  

 

Katherine Thorley

I have been a parent at Creaney for over 4 years. My daughters, Chloe and Emma are in Year 4 and Year 1 this year. This is my second year on the School Board and I have been a member of the P & C for 3 years. I have been a Primary School teacher for 13 years and have taught in both public and private schools. I am looking forward to being an active member of the Creaney School Board and contributing in any way I can.

Jacqui Young

I joined the Creaney School Board at the beginning of 2018, having been involved with the P&C and Fundraising activities through the last few years.

My decision is based on helping where I can to make Creaney the very best it can be for children across our community, as well as providing advice and guidance on the business plan and management of the school. Each Board member is also on a sub-committee that looks at a particular area that the community want to develop at Creaney.

I co-ordinate the Grants and Finance Sub-committee, whose role is to find funding to make the plans of the sub-committees happen. If you’re thinking “I’d love to know more or help” we are looking for people to join us and help with applying for the funds/grants. In particular, if you have experience in writing or editing business cases or grant type applications, our committee would love you on board.

Revana Boodhraj

I have been a Creaney mum for the past four years with my son, Tashvir, now in Year 3.

I am also an Electrical Engineer (Substation Design, Project management), South African by birth, Indian by descent and Australian by leap of faith!

Whilst I only joined the Creaney School Board last year, I have been part of our P&C for the last 4 years to stay engaged and raise vital funding for school resources which benefits all of our children.

I hope to contribute to the Board by bringing my can-do attitude, adding some diversity and a parent/community member perspective.

As a full-time Electrical Engineer (Substation Design) and mum I understand that it’s always a juggle to do anything extra, however I have found my small contribution to assist our school very rewarding. If you are not already involved in our school activities, I urge you to get in touch and/or volunteer when possible. As an added bonus you may enjoy it and make a few more friends too! Many HANDS make LIFE work!