Board Governance

The current Board of Trustees was elected in June 2016. Our board of trustees is made up of the principal, a staff trustee, five parent trustees. Co-opted trustees may also be appointed as required should specific skills be required for special projects.

The Members of the Board of Trustees 2016:
Dr Liz Manley               Principal  
Karen Ellis                    Staff Representative and Community Liaison       
Joanne Lang                Chairperson
Megan Fitter
                 Property Co-ordinator                   
Rachael Trotman         Funding Co-ordinator                       
Marion Doherty            Health and Safety, Privacy Officer
Mark Bogusz                Finance Co-ordinator

They can be contacted through the school email system by emailing administration on

The Role of the Board of Trustees

The board is responsible for governing the school and setting the direction of the school, including curriculum, staff, property, health and safety, finance and administration. The board in consultation with staff, parents and students, makes decisions for the school which the teachers and the principal then put in place.

The board is required to have a Charter, Strategic Plan and Annual Development Plan, which sets out long-term goals and annual targets for the school. The board also has to monitor and report on progress towards these goals to the community.

Governance at our School

The board is entrusted to work on behalf of all stakeholders and is accountable for the school’s performance. It emphasises strategic leadership, sets the vision for the school and ensures that it complies with legal and policy requirements. Policies are at governance level and outline delegations to the Principal. The board and the Principal form the leadership team with the role of each documented and understood.

The Principal reports to the board as a whole with committees used only where a need is identified in order to contribute to board work. The board is proactive in its operations and decision-making and does not involve itself in the day-to-day administration of the school.

Enhancing student achievement is the boards primary focus.

Board Meetings

The Woodlands Park School board meets at 6.30 pm on a Wednesday evening in the second and eighth week of each term. All members of the school community are welcome to attend and observe, however if the board is considering confidential matters, the meeting, or a part of it, will be closed. Speaking rights may be granted upon application. If you wish to do so please contact the office. Meetings are advertised in the school newsletter.