The Our Lady of Dolours Pastoral School Board was formed in 2008.
While the responsibility for management of the school and all decision making rests with the Principal, the role of the Board is to support the Principal through a model of discernment, called ‘Shared Wisdom’. This involves the local community in the ‘bigger picture’ of school life by supporting the Principal and leadership team with the strategic planning of the School.
The Board is one of pastoral governance, concerned with sharing responsibility for the well-being of the whole of the school within the beliefs and values, teachings and traditions of the Church. Its responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Prospective Board members participate in an induction process as part of consideration for a position on the Board. Elected members are then commissioned by the Executive Director of Brisbane Catholic Education and serve for a term of three years.
Ex-Officio members Fr Nigel Sequeira, Parish Priest Brett Kitchener, Principal
Elected members Claire Bassingthwaighte – Chairperson & parent member Dave Mason – Secretary & parent member Paul Cavallaro – Parent member Deanne Johnson, Faith Community member Leeanne Taylor, Staff member
The Board generally meets on the last Monday of each month.
If you are interested finding out more about serving on the Our Lady of Dolours School Board, please feel free to contact the Principal via the school office.
Family School Partnerships
Model Constitution and Commentary for Catholic Education Boards