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Governing Council

The Governing Council at Blackwood High School represents the whole school community and its membership includes parent, grandparents, students, staff and local and state government officials.

Collectively, the Council is responsible for the school’s governance matters including planning strategic directions, developing the strategic priorities, reviewing policies, budgeting as well as supporting the school’s initiatives and activities. With the strong support and guidance from the Principal and her Executive and leadership teams, infused with the vibrancy of its members, the Council achieves its responsibilities effectively promoting active community engagement.

Also, there are several advisory groups as sub-committees of the Council, which are:

  • Finance Advisory Group & Facilities Sub-Committee
  • Canteen Sub-Committee
  • Uniform Sub-Committee

These sub-committees make appropriate recommendations to the Governing Council for approval.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is usually held in early March each year and the Governing Council meetings are held twice per term.

Please feel free to come along to these meetings and find out how you can become involved.

For further information, please contact the Principal, Ms Marion Coady at 8278 0900

2017 Governing Council Office Bearers

  • Ms Helen Keen (Chairperson)
  • Ms Jenny Blenkinsop (Deputy Chairperson)
  • Mr Bertram Ostendorf (Treasurer)
  • Ms Di Edwards (Secretary)

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Chairperson’s Report

As in previous years the Governing Council met a couple of times per term in order to consider the financial and strategic position of Blackwood High School. I would like to thank all those involved in the meetings: the Principal, Sharon Goldman, the management team, the teachers, and the parent and student representatives who gave up time to be part of the Governing Council.

In 2016 and 2017 our discussions revolved around the important STEM Lab and Resource Centre upgrades. Uniform policies and its priority at our school were also discussed, as were the strengths of Blackwood High School, and how to keep maintaining them.

We particularly valued the involvement of the student representatives in our deliberations. Blackwood High School is an excellent place for learning, and it was good to see that the students themselves took an active interest in ensuring the best outcome for everyone. Given their enthusiasm I am very positive about our students’ future.

I wish everyone at Blackwood High School a successful year!

Helen Keen, Chair Governing Council

Last Modified August 2nd, 2017


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