School Board

The Newborough School Board is comprised of parents and community members, staff members and the Principal of the school. The School Board is formed with the fundamental purpose of enabling parents and members of the community to engage in activities that are in the best interests of students and that will enhance the education provided by the school.


Newborough School Board Nominations

Are you interested in contributing to the governance of Newborough Primary School as a parent/legal guardian(Parents from here in) or staff member representative on the School Board? Any vacant positions are advertised in the school newsletter with the election process managed by the principal.  Should there be more nominations than vacant positions all parents will be offered the opportunity to vote. Candidates will then be asked to provide a 250 word brief to include on the voting slip. Members of the Board may hold office for a term not exceeding three years. Retiring members are welcome to re-nominate. New members of the Board will be offered training and will have a mentor allocated to assist with induction onto the Board. If you would like to know more about the Board or potential vacancies contact John Worthy, Principal at 

Functions of the Board

The Board generally meets at 7:00pm in the school library on the Monday of Week 4 and Week 9 each term. Meetings for 2018 are booked for:

Term 1

Monday, 19 February 2018 Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes

Monday, 26th March 2018 Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes

Term 2

Monday, 21st May 2018 Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes

Monday, 25th June 2018 Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes

Term 3

Monday, 6th August 2018 Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes

Monday, 10th September 2018 - **Open Meeting**- Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes

Term 4

Monday, 29th October 2018

Monday, 3rd December 2018


Members are expected to attend all meetings and abide by the Board ‘Code of Conduct’.

Board members take part in:

  • Establishing and reviewing the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions
  • Planning of financial arrangements to fund those objectives, priorities and directions
  • Evaluate the performance in achieving them; and
  • Formulate codes of conducts for students.


Sign off on the Delivery and Performance Agreement with the Director General.

Determine dress code for students when attending or representing the school.

Promote the school in the community.


  • Charges and contributions
  • Extra cost optional components of educational programs
  • Items to be supplied by a student for personal use in an educational program; and
  • Agreements or arrangements for advertising or sponsorship in relation to the school


Provide advice to the Principal on the implementation of religious education and religious activities 

Take part in the selection of the Principal and may be involved in the selection of teaching staff.

The School Board does not take part in the day to day management of the school or its staff including:

  • Operational management of the school
  • Educational instruction of students
  • Exercising authority over teaching staff or employees at the school, or
  • Intervene in the management or operation of a school fund.

Relevant Documents

School Board Report 2018

School Board Report 2017

School Board Report 2014

Facitilies Improvement Sub-Committee

School Survey Data and Analysis 2016

Terms of Reference 

School Business Plan 2018 -2020 

Delivery and Performance Agreement 

Independent School Review Findings 2017

Independent School Review Findings 2014


Code of Conduct


 Please click on each member's name to read a brief biography about themselves.

School Board Members 2017


Mr John Worthy




Staff Representatives

Mrs Vicki Tennant


Mr Nick Stenhouse 


Parent Representatives

Mrs Jerelyn Tierney


Mrs Yuliya Novik


Mr Ian Garrett


Mr Matthew Gaunt (Chair)


Mrs Krys Hiscock

 Community Representative

Dr Irene Froyland


Mrs Liza Harvey


Contacting the School Board

Chair, Mr Matt Gaunt

Executive Officer, Mr John Worthy