Annual General Meeting – Monday 6 March 2017

We invite all families to come along to our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday 6th March in the school hall, commencing at 6:30pm and concluding at 8.00pm.

For those families wishing to grab a bite to eat prior to the meeting there will some nibbles and drinks available from 5.45pm. Crèche facilities will also be available in the school library.

The AGM is a great opportunity to celebrate and share in our school’s highlights of 2016 and your chance to contribute to the towards the school’s future.

The AGM will feature two sessions – the first session running from 6.30pm to 7.15pm – providing an opportunity for nominated teachers and students to highlight key learning achievements and programs from the 2016 school year.

The second session commencing at approximately 7.20pm will involve the formal part of the meeting, with the presentation of the Governing Council Subcommittee reports along with a brief presentation of our Annual Report.

Following these reports, nominations will be called for six vacancies for 2017 , where members of the school community will be elected to stand for Council for a 2 year period. Parents interested in nominating are asked to submit their nomination via this link or by completing a parent nomination form click link) and returning it to the front office (forms are available upon request from the office). Nominations are due by Friday 3rd March.

Parents will receive a summarised copy of the Governing Council AGM Report for 2016. Copies of the report will be available at the meeting, or by request at the front office. Following the meeting the Report will also be accessible on the Craigburn Connections news blog and school website.

If you would like to attend the annual general meeting without nominating for Governing Council please register your interest here (click link) , by emailing the school on dl.1226.admin@schools.sa.edu.au or by contacting the front office in person or by phone on 8270 4144.

The Governing Council is a very important group of people who take on the role of working together cooperatively with the principal to share responsibility for school governance. This involves being involved in discussions and decision-making to enable us to support the best learning outcomes possible for the children. We are guided by a constitution in regard to the protocols we follow.

Subcommittees are formed and these offer opportunities to really make a difference to the school and also enable us to build and maintain a strong school culture of community support. These include: Finance Advisory Committee (FAC), Fundraising, Sport, OSHC, Canteen, Environment , Uniform (ad hoc), Parent and Community Engagement – a new committee for 2017.

Parents and Caregivers can opt to be on a subcommittee and not on the Governing Council, however, the convenor is usually a member of Governing Council.

More detailed information on the purpose of these subcommittees and an opportunity to nominate will feature in a future news post.

Governing Council meets twice per term with meetings held from 7.15pm to about 9.00pm on Monday evenings.

We invite you to consider being part of a friendly and supportive team of parents and you will get to have a closer look at how the school operates and support the directions we take.

Regards, Kerrin Burrow – Governing Council Chairperson and Paul Luke – Acting Principal

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