Governing Council

Highgate School’s Governing Council Structure

Highgate School’s Governing Council has the following membership (in line with our 2011 Constitution);

14 members (1 principal, 8 parents, 3 staff and 2 community members).

Community members can be elected by Governing Council from people in the local community who can contribute services or support for the school. They may be parents of the school.

In 2019, our Parent Members are;

Alex Neille Chair person
Paul Gaetjens Deputy Chair person
Jimmy Khoo Health & Wellbeing
Arthur Koufalas Canteen
Paul Cooksey Grounds/Ecoschools
Cameron Riches OSHC
Tim White Treasurer
Emily Roxburgh Secretary

We are currently seeking a Community Member to lead our Fundraising Sub-Committee.

Office Bearers

Chairperson: Convenes and chairs the meetings and meets with the Leadership Team as needed, signs correspondence on behalf of council. May be a member of other sub-committees.

Deputy Chairperson: Assists the Chairperson, attends the meetings and takes the Chair in the absence of the Chairperson. May be a member of other sub-committees.

Secretary: Attends and takes minutes of the meetings and ensures the distribution to members prior to the meeting, may draft and receive correspondence. May be a member of other sub-committees.

Treasurer: Overall financial reporting to the School and assists the Leadership and administration team in reporting on the position of the school. Provides recommendations to Finance sub-committee to assist financial management and systems within the school. Provides a report to the GC meeting.

Convenor – OSHC Sub-Committee: Convenes and chairs the meetings of this sub-committee, attends and tables a report to the GC meetings. This Sub-Committee consists of;

Convenor, Health & Wellbeing (inc. Sports) Sub-Committee: Convenes and chairs the meetings of this sub-committee, attends and tables a report to the GC meetings.

Convenor, Finance Sub-Committee: Convenes and chairs the meetings of this sub-committee, attends and tables a report to the GC meetings in conjunction with the Treasurer.

Convenor, Fundraising Sub-Committee: Convenes and chairs the meetings of this sub-committee, attends and tables a report to the GC meetings.

Convenor, Grounds/Ecoschools: Convenes and chairs the meetings of this sub-committee, attends and tables a report to the GC meetings.

Convenor, Canteen: Convenes and chairs the meetings of this sub-committee, attends and tables a report to the GC meetings.

In 2019, the roles of the sub-committees will be strengthened and there will be an increased ability for parents to involve themselves in areas of interest. Any parent from the community is welcome to join one or more of the sub-committees if they wish to become an active participant in the decision-making and management structure of the school.

The Constitution is available at the Highgate School Office.
Contacting the Governing Council may be made through school offices or by email at dl.1063_info@schools.sa.edu.au.