2019 Board Members
Chair – Belinda Tolete
Principal – Brendan Redinger
Executive Officio – Fr Salvador Fernandes
Secretary – Jennifer Street
Parish Representative – Veronica White
Staff Representative – Jennifer Street
Parents – Leon McCosker, Cindy Doonan, Rebecca Nott, Sandra Southern
The educational mission of the Church is the responsibility of the entire Catholic community. This means that, more than ever before, parents should be involved in making decisions about the direction the school should take and the values and the principles by which it is run.
School and College Boards in the Diocese of Toowoomba are constituted to enable these collaborative practices to be employed:
- the ongoing development of the Catholic ethos of the school, which means promoting the school as a centre of evangelisation (in partnership, where appropriate, with the Parish or other Church agencies) in fidelity to the teachings of the Church, diocesan authority, and the special spirituality that animates the school community;
- being consulted in relation to the appointment of a principal by the founding authority; supporting staff, especially the principal, who will have the day to day responsibility for maintaining and promoting the Catholic ethos of the school;
- exercising general oversight of the curriculum, but in accordance with any relevant requirements of Government and Catholic education authorities, and without trespassing upon areas of professional educational judgment;
- overseeing the prudent financial management of the school, particularly with a view to ensuring access to quality education for future generations, and including planning for the provision of future facilities;
- seeking to ensure that the school fulfils its potential as an option for the disadvantaged, including the poor;
- providing advice to the principal on any matters referred to it by the principal;
- developing policies on matters referred to it by the principal or by responsible Catholic education authorities; and
- facilitating the induction and preparation of board members, including ensuring that members understand the scope and extent of their role.
Members of the school board do not represent the groups from which they are drawn nor are they involved in issues relating to the day to day running of the school. This is the Principal’s role and all such queries should be directed to him/her. Board members are individuals with a special responsibility as part of a team to develop and maintain overall character and directions of the School through policy making.