Parish Education Board (PEB)
The Role of the Board“… the key role of all school boards is to actively support Catholic education through participation and collaboration at the school level. Boards bring together priests, members of religious congregations, principals and parents in a spirit of collaboration to support the school’s Catholic ethos and assist in realising the school’s vision and educational aims. Board participation is critical for the welfare of a school and achievement of its aims. Parish school education boards provide advice in areas of school development and policy with other functions determined according to the local school context. Becoming a member of a parish school education board is an excellent way for a parent to become involved in the life of the parish and to contribute to realising the educational aims of the parish and school.”
What does the school Board do?
The Catholic Education Office has put together a suggested role the a Catholic school board should concern themselves with. You can view this information here.
St Kevin’s Parish Education Board Constitution
The Constitution of the Board govern the operation and culture of the make up and board proceedings. It can be amended only at the AGM. To view a copy of this document, Constitution for the PEB.
| Fr Barry Tobin
t: 9568 7365
|Mr John Coppini||School Accountant (ex-offico)||Indefinite|
| Mr Michael Day
|Teacher||Teaching Staff representative||2017|
| Mrs Helen Anania
| Mr Peter Vukasovic
|Parish Priests representative
| Mrs Nalini Moore
|Parent Representative (P&F)||2017|
| Mrs Anna Sanchez
| Mrs Elspeth Marson-Thomas
|Parent Representative (P&F)||2016|
Board Meetings 2016
Under the constitution, the Board sits each month when school is in. There must be at least three board meetings for the year. The Board of a Catholic primary school is advisory in nature and executive powers are held solely by the parish priest.
The 2015 Board will meet on the following days at 7:00pm. Meetings end by 8:30pm. Meetings are held in the school staff room.
Communications with the School Board
Members of the parish community are encouraged to be present at the AGM and can make contact with the board at any time of the year. If you wish the board to discuss an issue it will need to be tabled by contacting the SEB Secretary, either in person or via email: email@example.com
All items of concern or needing attention from the school board need to have a name attached to them so that the board can respond in kind. Issue or concerns from anonymous sources will not be tabled.
While the St Kevin’s School Education Board operates under the parameters of the guidelines established by the Catholic Education Office, it is also guided by the Constitution.
Are you a potential Board Member?
Qualities and skills of a board member
Each Catholic school is different, but all schools share the mission of the Church in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. The board should be composed of people who appreciate, value and share the educational mission and ethos of the Catholic Church.
When seeking board members it is important to reflect on the qualities and skills of benefit to the board in carrying out its functions.
The following is a suggested list of key qualities and skills for members of boards.
- Commitment to Catholic education in the parish and school
- Commitment to the vision and mission of the parish and school
- An understanding of the role of parish priest, principal and board members
- Willingness to ask questions and seek clarification
- Ability to think strategically
- Willingness to support the contributions of other board members
- Capacity to listen in an active and meaningful way
- Willingness to work co-operatively with others
- Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times.
If you are interested in becoming a school board member either now or in the future, please make contact with either the parish priest or the school principal. Your contributions will be welcomed.