Parents & Community

Our School Board

The Canning Vale Primary School Board is a supportive group of parents, teachers and community members who meet once per term to bring community perspective to the table, as well as provide feedback to the principal about the vision and direction of the school. When a Board Members tenure is up, the principal will call for nominations. Why not consider nominating for the school board when a position becomes available?

The Board has a range of functions:


  • take part in;
  • determine;
  • approve of;
  • provide advice to the principal on; and
  • promote

Elected Board members will serve a term of no more than three years. They may seek re-election for an additional term.

Boards take part in:

  • establishing, and reviewing from time to time, the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions (SEA s. 128(a)(i);
  • planning of financial arrangements necessary to fund those objectives, priorities and direction (SEA s. 128(a)(ii));
  • evaluating the school’s performance in achieving them (SEA s.128(a)(iii); and
  • formulating codes of conduct for students at the school (SEA s. 128(c)).

Boards determine:

  • in consultation with students, their parents and staff a dress code for students when they are attending or representing the school (SEA s. 128(d)).

Boards promote:

  • the school in the community (SEA s. 128(b)).

Boards provide advice to the Principal of the school on:

  • a general policy concerning the use in school activity of prayers, songs and materials based on religious, spiritual or moral values being used in a school activity as part of religious activity (SEA s. 70); and
  • the implementation of special religious education (SEA s. 69(2)).

Boards approve:

  • charges and contributions determined by the Principal for the provision of certain materials, services and facilities (SEA s. 99(4));
  • extra cost optional components of educational programs determined by the Principal (SEA s. 100(3));
  • items determined by the Principal to be supplied by a student for personal use in an educational program (SEA s. 108(2));
  • any agreements or arrangement for advertising or sponsorship in relation to the school (SEA s. 216(5)).
  • Additional Functions: IPS Boards take part in the local selection process for principals (SEA s. 129(2));
  • with the Minister’s approval, Boards take part in the local selection process for any other member of the teaching staff.

NB. SEA = School Education Act