About the Board
Driver Primary School became an Independent Public School in 2018. The Board enables parents to provide relevant input into decision-making and long-term strategic vision of the school, creating strong engagement between the community and our school. Good governance is practiced, while following a formal meeting procedure in a friendly, cooperative and inclusive atmosphere.
Roles and responsibilities
The Driver Primary School Board assists in setting the key directions for our school, directly influencing the quality of welfare and education our school provides to the students. This involves the school community as a whole, with the board consisting of a balance of staff, parents and invited community representatives.
You will need to:
Work together with the school community to create and achieve the long-term vision for the school.
Represent and make decisions in the interests of students, parents, staff and the broader school community in order to provide the best possible educational opportunities for students.
Approve, plan and monitor the annual budget
Provide input into the development and implementation of school policy
Oversee work on buildings and grounds
Review standard reports: Chairperson & Principal, Preschool, Finance and Facilities, Student Leadership, YMCA, Workplace Health and Safety.
Meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of every month during the school term from 6pm and generally go for 90 minutes and are held in the staff room.
Meetings are open to all community members, so feel free to come along anytime. If you feel you are too busy to join the Board, there are sub-committees that may need parent representation. We are always seeking extra parent representation!
Current Ochre Card - You must by law apply for a working with children clearance, also called an Ochre Card, to work or volunteer with children in the Northern Territory (NT). Click here to apply online https://forms.pfes.nt.gov.au/safent/
COVID-19 vaccination evidence - you will need to provide proof that you have received a first dose by 12 November 2021 and two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by 24 December 2021, as per the Chief Health Officer's direction.
Northern Territory Council of Government School Organisations (COSGO) provides high quality training and support to School Boards. To learn more about school boards in the NT, please go to https://ntcogso.org.au or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.