Science at Woodville High School

Governing Council

As a public school under the South Australian Department of Education and child Development (DECD), the Woodville High School Governing Council works closely with the Principal and the Executive team team to determine the school's Guiding Statements and the school strategic directions. There is an Annual General Meeting held in March and there are two meetings per term,  beginning at 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm.

Governing Council meetings to be held in 2019 are as follows, 6th February, AGM 6th March, 15th May, 12th June, 7th August, 10th September, 30st October and 27th November.

The Governing Council is made up of parent, community, student and local council members who are representative of the diversity of the school's population. Further links to the school's culturally diverse populations are enabled through specific parents groups such as Aboriginal, African, European and Vietnamese parent groups who report to the Governing Council. These are excellent forums for  wide consultation by the Governing body.

Recent achievements

blue tick Successful lobbying over the last decade for the new St. Clair Recreation Centre upgrade.
The decision for the school to undertake quality assurance accreditation under the Council of International School.
The introduction of the Bring your own iPad for students in years 8 -10 with the choice of bring your own device in the senior years.
The provision of laptops and iPads for teaching staff to support intergration of technologhy into effective teaching.
Ongoing support of the school's partnership with Youth Opportunities which is a personal leadership course available for students in Year 10.
Oversight of over $14 millionfacilites upgrades over the last decade with $10 million more to come.

Support for the school's application for Commonwealth funds for a Pastoral Support Worker (formerly School Chaplain) with the proviso that the position adopts an interfaith approach appropriate to a school which values diversity.

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Support for school funded Psychologist.

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Long term approval of early closures on Tuesdays to facilitate staff professional development

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Support for a school assistance dog to support student well-being

The Governing Council is  involved in reviewing and upgrading the School's Guiding Statements in line with the Council for International Schools' recommendations. Regular reports of council discussions and decisions are available through the school newsletter.
The current Chairperson of the Governing Council is Mr. David Smith and the Deputy Chairperson is Mr Jamie Smith. The City of Charles Sturt Council reprsentative is Councellor Oanh Nguyen.          
The Principal Meredith Edwards is also available to discuss the role of the Governing Council. She can be contacted at the school on 8445 9833.
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