Subcommittees

Subcommittees

The Goodwood Primary Governing Council actively participates in the decision making process of our school. The work of the Council is supported through a range of sub-committees. These include the following subcommittees:

  • Finance subcommittee;
  • Grounds and Buildings subcommittee;
  • Canteen subcommittee;
  • Student Learning and Wellbeing subcommittee;
  • Fundraising subcommittee;
  • Out of School Hours Care subcommittee;
  • Out of School Hours Sports and Recreation subcommittee; and
  • Preschool Representative on Governing Council.
Parents are encouraged to become involved on a short or long term basis. It is important that the views of all parents are discussed at Council. Please let us know what you think about any aspect of the school. Governing Council activities are often reported in the school newsletter.

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Finance Subcommittee

Convenor: Simon Graetz
Member: Phil Bowles


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Tasks:

  • To review budget submissions from budget managers and in light of the School's priorities propose a budget to the Governing Council for the forthcoming financial year
  • Receive an overview of the monthly statement as presented by the school treasurer
  • Investigate and plan financial strategies to support planned capital works
  • Make recommendations on the level of school fees and hire rates of school facilities and other money raising activities
  • Investigate and make recommendations on the financial viability of proposals that are raised as extra ordinary budget expenditure requests outside of the normal budgeting proces

Grounds & Building Subcommittee

Convenor: Julia Wetherell
Member: Anthony Abley, Dan Kuss, Bella Gibson, Graeme Hunt, Janet Mayfield, Deb Brassington


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Tasks:

  • Develop plans and make recommendations to Council re major development and/or maintenance plans;
  • Investigate the viability and costing of development/maintenance proposals put to it by Council;
  • Assist in the planning, organisation and execution, of working bees to meet planned objectives (members of this committee should not be considered the workhorses); and
  • Survey the school community and write a Minor Works priorities submission.

Caneen Subcommittee

Convenor: Georgina Leov
Governing Council rep: Clare Lennon
Member: Narissa Balzary, Amanda Blair, Marion Johnstone, Deb Brassington, Bronwyn Pollnitz.


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Tasks:

To Assist and advise the canteen administrator on:

  • Pricing;
  • Canteen menu;
  • To promote the services of the canteen among the school community;
  • To assist in the planning, organisation and execution of canteen activities at major school functions; and
  • To assist the canteen administrator in ensuring the continued economic viability of the canteen.

Student Learning & Wellbeing Subcommittee

Convenor: Natasha Schranz
Members: Catherine Murch Elise Francis-Sonsiri, Caro Mader, Don Smyth, Danielle Bament. Ania Zysk, Alia Lovecraft, John Baranoff


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Terms of reference:

  • To assist in the development, review and implementation of school policies that support improvements to student learning and well being and which reflect the interests of the school community.
  • To facilitate discussion and a broad understanding of the Australian Curriculum within the school community and to contribute to decision-making in areas of teaching that are determined at the school level (ie: not those areas of learning that are mandated).
  • To facilitate student and school community connections.

Fundraising Subcommittee

Convenor: Paul Siddlen
Members: Maree Moore, Ria Harrison, Bella Gibson, Missy Barter, Georgie Clark, Don Smyth, Monica Gay, Toni Crombie, Dayle Soong, Nisansala Kasturiaraqchchi, Kate Nines, Clare Lennon,


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Tasks:

To Assist and advise the fundraising administrator on:

  • Optimise income from established revenue-raising sources;
  • Investigate and promote new forms of fund raising;
  • Assist in the planning, organisation and execution of fund raising activities (members of this committee should not be considered the workhorses);
  • To investigate and develop clearly identified and easily used lines of communication between Council and the parent body;
  • To identify and use various avenues to promote the school and its achievements to:
    - School community
    - Local community
    - Wider community

Out of School Hours Care Subcommittee

Convenor: Tim Fitzgerald
Governing Council Rep: Paul Siddle
Members: Amy White, Alex Duncan, Ashley Kerley, Velladurai Nadar, Gustavo BrachoGranado, Michelle Richardson, Wendy Bevan, Cecilia Moretti, Bec Campbell, bec Anderson, Eleanor Bersten, Chas Thomas, Atif Rafique, Paul Siddle.


Tasks:

  • To assist in the coordination of coaching, supervision and transport arrangements for the various out of school hours sports;
  • To approve the parents nominated to coaching positions;
  • To ensure coaches and supervisors are acquainted with the rules and general requirements of the Junior Sports Policy and the School's Behaviour Management Policy;
  • To develop and present a budget to finance subcommittee which reflects the interest and needs of all sports; and
  • To improve the quality and variety of out of school hours sports being offered to students

Out of School Hours Sport Subcommittee

Convenor: Chas Thomas
Members: Phil Bowles and Eshantha Ariyadasa


Tasks:

  • To assist in the coordination of coaching, supervision and transport arrangements for the various out of school hours sports;
  • To approve the parents nominated to coaching positions;
  • To ensure coaches and supervisors are acquainted with the rules and general requirements of the Junior Sports Policy and the School's Behaviour Management Policy;
  • To develop and present a budget to finance subcommittee which reflects the interest and needs of all sports; and
  • To improve the quality and variety of out of school hours sports being offered to students

Preschool Representative on Governing Council

Convenor: Jadynne Harvey
Members:Matthew Hodge, Maleeka Ladhani-Clayton, Belinda Reynolds - MacKowiak, Alanna O'Connor, Kassondra Stumer, Rina-Maria Rossi, Helen Walkom


Tasks:

  • To represent the interests of the Preschool parent body, liaise with the Preschool staff and direct matters to Council or its subcommittees as appropriate.

Governing Council Guiding Principles

Support excellence in teaching and learning through sustainability, healthy lifestyles, inclusivity and transparency in Governing Council decision making.

The communities the Council works with are:

Internally

  • Parents and caregivers;
  • Children;
  • Families - immediate and extended;
  • Staff;
  • Volunteers to school;
  • School facility users (eg dance, martial arts, yoga, language schools, music tutors);
  • OSHC - Out of School Hours Care;
  • Canteen;
  • Alumni/Old Scholars; and
  • School Suppliers.
Externally - Local
  • Unley Local Government Area;
  • Council and local councillors;
  • Local Council and services ? library, pool;
  • Traders / Businesses ;
  • Community Groups (sports, cultural, special interests);
  • Local residents;
  • Child care providers and playgroups; and
  • Other schools and school clusters.
State
  • DECD;
  • State Government departments;
  • Local MP's;
  • SAASSO - South Australian Association of State School Organisations;
  • Community Organisations eg CAMHS;
  • Sporting association bodies;
  • Business; and
  • Funding bodies.
Federal/National
  • Federal Government departments;
  • Federal MP's;
  • Business; and
  • Funding bodies.
The Council wishes to do the following:

Financial -
  • Maximise benefits utilising available resources;
  • Develop additional financial streams both internally and externally; and
  • Allocate resources towards projects and items decided upon, through a fair and transparent process.
Political -
  • Nurture existing relationships developed both internally and externally;
  • Seek to engage within the local, state and federal political environment to achieve positive initiatives in education; and
  • Advocate for Public Education.
Environmental -
  • The Council is committed to working towards best practice solutions to environmental challenges for an inner urban school; and
  • Promote environmental awareness within the school community.
Cultural/Social -
  • Capitalise on the multicultural nature of our community by actively taking positive steps to include all members in activities and structures; and
  • Provide leadership to support our thriving school community.
Physical -
  • Provide a physically stimulating and safe indoor and outdoor learning environment.


Communications

There is a high level of support for the school and its philosophy. Parents are interested in their children's social welfare and in their children's learning. They are keen to support the educational program using their own skills and experiences. There are very active sub-committees of the Governing Council whose activities provide genuine connections with school life and often a social focus for parents. Parents like to be informed and seek to be involved in school decision-making processes in a range of ways and at a range of levels.

The School Council is an integral structure in the school's participative and consultative decision-making process. The Communications Committee monitors and reviews all aspects of school and preschool communications.

Uniform Shop

We encourage all families to respect this dress code policy in relation to your child's attendance at our school. We believe that a school Dress Code contributes to:

  • Whole school unity and individual feelings of self-worth through such unity.
  • The provision of a supportive school environment by reducing levels of competitive dressing.
  • The realisation of social justice by relieving parents of pressure to purchase high cost brand name clothing for school wear.
  • Positive visibility of Goodwood Primary School in the wider community.
Therefore we will support the wearing of school uniform and conformity with a dress code by:
  • Positive staff and community support for school uniform and the dress code.
  • Taking steps to eliminate dress based harassment.
  • Inclusion of a range of non-brand named clothing in the dress code.
  • Regular review of the dress code in consultation with students, parents/caregivers and staff.
The Uniform Committee manages all aspects of the uniform shop. Clothing can be purchased online through QKR or at the shop, face to face, Tuesday 8:40-9:10am or Thursday 3-3:30pm.