We are an Independent Public School (IPS)
As such, the Bunbury Senior High School's board (the board) meets twice a term to guide the strategic direction of the school in line with the school's
Delivery and Performance Agreement and Business Plan.
The Performance and Delivery Agreement describes in broad terms what the school is expected to provide to its students, staff and the community in exchange for the funding provided
by the state government.
Consequently this new business plan continues a big picture perspective, allowing the school's leaders to develop operational level plans and to implement them over the course of each year
The board is guided by Western Australia's School Education Act 1999 and regulations, specifically those relating to school councils.
The Bunbury Senior High School board draws its membership from parents, the local community, Year 11 students, staff and the Principal.
The board meets on Tuesday evenings (5-7 pm) in Weeks 4 and 8 in the meeting room next to Student Services. Meetings are generally open for others to attend and observe, unless confidential or sensitive matters are being discussed. Each year in Week 8 of Term 1 the board holds a public meeting that includes election of new members and the Board Chair.
How is the board different from the Bunbury Senior High School P & C?
Most Independent Public School (IPS) boards are not incorporated which means they cannot operate bank accounts, run businesses or raise funds for the school. In this and other ways, IPS boards differ from the Parents and Citizens (P & C) Committees.
The Bunbury Senior High School P & C meets regularly and includes members from the parents and general community as well as the principal. The BSHS P & C provides valuable services to the school by running our school's canteen and uniform shop fundraising and provides another avenue for parents to be involved in the school. Each year the P & C nominates a community or parent representative for the school board.
The board and the P & C offer two different ways to get involved with our school and help shape our directions. While it takes time and commitment to become involved, it is
rewarding to be able to support our kids during their high school years.