Governance

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The Kinma Memorandum and Articles of Association (1972) which allowed the establishment of the School laid down that a board should be comprised of current parents and members of the wider community.

The Kinma Constitution (2012) replaced the Articles of Association.

It is now constituted as follows:

  • The maximum number of Directors is ten and the minimum number of Directors is six.
  • The maximum number in any of the Director groups are:
    • Parent Directors - six
    • Community Directors - two
    • Expert Directors - two
  • The Board is responsible for the governance and management of the School. It is responsible for strategic direction and overall policy.
  • The Board delegates day to day management of the School to the Manager.

All parents are invited to read the Kinma Constitution. A copy is kept in the school office for you to borrow.


Kinma AGM

Our AGM is held annually in each year prior to 31st May. Please download the papers from past AGMs:


Kinma Board

The School Board manages the school and has a maximum of ten and a minimum of six Board members. Board membership is comprised of up to six parents elected by and from the parent body, two community representatives (people outside the Kinma community who are interested in education or administration) and two people with “expert” skills. The Board administers all aspects of the school.

Parents apply to become members of Kinma Ltd when they enrol a child in primary school or have had a child in preschool for two years. Parents who have had a child in preschool for one year can also make special application to become a member. The Board will consider applications for membership at the next available Board meeting.

Any member is eligible to nominate as a director. The elections for the parent members of the Board are held at the Annual General Meeting each year.

Kinma Board meetings are open to parents to attend, although sensitive issues (e.g. discussion involving individual children, fee payments etc.) are held in a confidential session at the completion of other matters. Kinma Board meets every month at the School. Dates for the Board meetings can be found in the school’s newsletter and in our calendar.

Kinma Board Members

Chairperson

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Jonathan Kelt
M: 0425 225 174
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Treasurer

Shaun Luttrell

Fundraising

Steve

Steve Dixon
M: 0412 949 441
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Education Committee

Anne de Silva

Anne de Silva
M: 0412 949 441
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Deputy Chair

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Ginny Neighbour
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Marketing and Community Liaison

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Amy Webster
M: 0434 806 014
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Governance

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Lesley Milbourne
M: 0408 409 043
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Parent committees

There are several parent Committees formed to ensure the smooth running of the school. These are:

  • Education Committee
  • Environment & Maintenance Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Publicity & Promotions Committee

Others are formed from time-to-time as the need arises. All parents are invited to join or assist these Committees.