Clarence Valley Anglican School Council Inc (hereafter referred to as ‘School Council’) is the governing body of the School.
School Council is a Body Corporate under the Anglican Church of Australia (Bodies Corporate) Act 1938 (as amended from time to time) and is accountable to the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Grafton and Bishop-in-Council for the governance and stewardship of the School.
School Council comprises at least 7 (although the number may temporarily fall below this from time to time) and no more than 11 members (up to 2 appointed by the Bishop and up to 9 nominated by School Council and approved by Bishop-in-Council) and currently comprises the following persons:
Mr Phillip Bonser (Chair)
BA (Hons); Dip. Ed; BEd - Secondary (Distinction).
Appointed December 2022
Experience in teaching and school leadership in State and independent schools, in organisational governance and development and in educational policy development at a national level.
Desmond Schroder BRuralSc, MPubPol
appointed 25 November 2021
experience in local government, executive and strategic management, community relations
Vishal Sharma BCom (Hons), Exec MBA, ACA
appointed 5 April 2022
experience in finance, operations, strategy & corporate governance
Stephen Timms BURP, M Env & LG Law
appointed July 2020
experience in urban management, crisis management, agriculture & local government
Margaret White BA, DipEd, GradDipStudWel, MEd
appointed October 2021
experience in teaching and leadership in state and independent schools
Serving on School Council
School Council meets monthly (usually during term-time) at least four times each year to consider and determine strategies and policies, and review and approve educational and financial activities in accordance with its corporate governance responsibilities.
School Council does not get involved in operational matters, delegating responsibility for these to the Principal. School Council is formally informed of operational matters by the Principal and the Business Manager both of whom attend School Council meetings.
Expressions of interest in serving on School Council are welcome and should be directed to the Chair of the School Council via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (02 6642 8205).