Executive Director on Leave
You will be aware that John Proeve is currently on leave (following some time at a conference). John will return to the office on 16 September. Certainly we all wish him and Dianne a wonderful time away.
Principals & Directors Retreat
It was terrific to be able to spend some time as a cohort of leaders in our association last week. Many thanks to Steve Jude and the organizers/presenters for the retreat.
National School Resourcing Board
Representatives from our association met as part of a consultative process with the NSRB as they review their policies and practices. It was very reassuring to have the panel say to our group that they thought our level of communication, process and transparency around funding redistribution is considered by them to be ‘best practice.’
Proposed Liberty College at Two Wells
You will have read in recent communications that the Liberty College project will not be going ahead. On behalf of the LESNW Board I would like to pass on appreciation to our secretariat staff who have worked on this over a very long period of time. As a member of the Board and Finance Committee through much of this time, I can pass on that the due diligence and planning for this was outstanding.
SA Enterprise Bargaining
The process has begun and a schedule of meetings planned. The IEU log of claims has been distributed to all principals and we would welcome any input you might have. Certainly this is a different approach (in terms of a log of claims). Please ensure that the EB process/information/updates are shared with your councils.
One of the matters we are dealing with as a Board is the re-purposing of the Spring Head school site. You will have received a survey and your attention to this will help us make considered and informed decisions.
Every blessing to you all.
LESNW Board Chair