Catholic schools in the Diocese of Rockhampton are fortunate to have School / College Boards to support and nurture them. They are ably supported by very experienced Board Liaison Officers and staff from the Catholic Education Office Rockhampton.
The responsibilities of the Board are as follows:
- The ongoing development of the Catholic ethos of the college, which means promoting the school as a centre of evangelization (in partnership, where appropriate, with a parish or other Church agencies) in fidelity to the teachings of the Church, diocesan authority, and the special spirituality that animates the college community
- Being consulted in relation to the appointment of a principal by the Catholic Education Office – Diocese of Rockhampton
- Supporting staff, especially the principal, who will have the day-to-day responsibility for maintaining and promoting the Catholic ethos of the college
- 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 college, 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 college fulfills it 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 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
The Model Constitution for Catholic Education Boards in the Diocese of Rockhampton was completed in 2006. This is a valuable resource which will enable Board Members to become familiar with the provisions of this revised Constitution.VIEW CONSTITUTION
The College Advisory Board will convene for the first time in November 2021.
Members of the current College advisory committee have been invited to consider membership of the inaugural Board. Board constitution will be ratified for the College in Term 4 of 2021 prior to the first formal meeting.
Proposed membership will consist of the following categories:
- Chairperson (to be determined)
- Ex-officio – College Principal
- Spiritual Leader – Parish Priest
- Secondary College Administration Team Member – AP Mission
- Staff Representative – (to be determined)
- 3 Parent representatives
- 1 Special Religious Character Member – (to be invited)
- 1 Indigenous Member – (to be invited)
- Co-opted representative (required skillset) – (to be invited as required)
The first order of business will be the Board developing a statement of ‘Special Religious Character’ for the College and considering the budget for the 2022 College year.