Ainslie School Board

School Boards are established under ACT law. Section 39(1) of the Education Act 2004 Act details the functions of a board of a public school:

  • to establish strategic direction and priorities for the school;
  • to monitor and review school performance and to report on it to the Chief Executive, parents of students at the school and staff;
  • to develop, maintain and review curriculum for the school;
  • to develop and review education policies at the school;
  • to establish budgetary policies for the school and approve the school budget;
  • to establish policies for the efficient and effective use of school assets and the management of financial risk;
  • to develop relationships between the school and the community and between the school and community organisations;
  • to make recommendations to the Chief Executive on issues affecting the school and to give effect to the Chief Executive"s directions;
  • to encourage parent participation in their children's learning; and
  • to exercise any other function given to the board under the Act or any other Territory law.

The ACT School Board Manual further elaborates on these points. Members Section 41 of the Act outlines the membership of the School Board. At Ainslie School, our Board is made up of the following people:

  1. the Principal of the school;
  2. a person appointed by the Director General, ACT Education and Training Directorate;
  3. two school staff members elected by the staff;
  4. three parent/carer members elected by parents/carers; and
  5. from time to time the Board can temporarily appoint additional members who serve for no more than twelve months.

2016 Membership of the Ainslie School Board

Title Name Email
Principal Kate Chapman kate.chapman@ed.act.edu.au
Parent   (Chair) Melynda McDonald (Chair)

mel@meltin.net

Parent Corinna Connell corinnalconnell@gmail.com
Parent Sarah Reid ssafransky@hotmail.com
Teacher Catherine Dillon

catherine.dillon@ed.act.edu.au

Teacher Danielle Jackson danielle.jackson@ed.act.edu.au
Community Representative Margaret Robson margrobson08@gmail.com 
Secretariat Jo Maybury jo.maybury@ed.act.edu.au

School Plans and Board Reports

Annual School Board Report

Ainslie School Annual School Board Report 2016.pdf (PDF 440.7 KB)

Ainslie School Annual School Board Report 2016.docm (PDF 576.9 KB)

Ainslie_Annual_School_Board_Report_2015.docx (PDF 421.6 KB)

Ainslie Annual School Board Report 2015 (PDF 985.5 KB)

Ainslie Annual School Board Report 2014 (PDF 1017.0 KB)

Ainslie Annual School Board Report 2014 (PDF 393.7 KB)

Ainslie Annual School Board Report 2013 (PDF 911.9 KB)

Ainslie Annual School Board Report 2013 (PDF 389.0 KB)

School Plan

Ainslie School Strategic Plan 2015-2018 (PDF 345.5 KB)

Ainslie School Strategic Plan 2015-2018 (PDF 219.5 KB)

School Review Report

Ainslie School Validation Report 2014 (PDF 439.5 KB)

Ainslie School Validation Report 2014 (PDF 5.4 MB)