Columba

College Board

The educational mission of the Church is the responsibility of the entire Catholic community. This means that, more than ever before, parents should be involved in making decisions about the direction the school should take and the values and the principles by which it is run.

The Board's function is this: to involve parents in the making of policies which will guide the Principal and Staff in the everyday running of the College.

The Board is also responsible for overseeing the annual budget (through its Finance sub-committee) and planning for the provision of necessary facilities. It carries out these functions through consultation with the Parents and Friends Association and parents in general. It is the Board and its policies that provide continuity despite any changes in Principal or staff.

Members of the Board go through pre-service and in-service training to assist them in collaborative decision-making and to develop their understanding of Gospel values, which form the basis of the policies they develop.

Members of the Board are not involved in the day-to-day running of the College. This is the Principal's role and all such matters should be directed to the Principal. Board members are individuals with a special responsibility as part of a team to develop and maintain the overall character and direction of the College through policy making.

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