School Board

Function

One of the strengths of the ACT education system is that parents, teachers and students participate in school decision-making through the school board. The board provides a formal mechanism for parents, staff and students to have their views taken into account when decisions are made.
Section 39 (1) of the Education Act details the functions of a board of a public school:

  • to establish strategic direction and priorities for the school
  • to monitor and review school performance and to report on it to the Chief Executive, parents of students at the school and staff
  • to develop, maintain and review curriculum for the school
  • to develop and review education policies at the school
  • to establish budgetary policies for the school and approve the school budget
  • to establish policies for the efficient and effective use of school assets and the management of financial risk
  • to develop relationships between the school and the community and between the school and community organisations
  • to make recommendations to the Chief Executive on issues affecting the school and to give effect to the Chief Executive’s directions
  • to encourage parent participation in their children’s learning
  • to exercise any other function given to the board under the Act or any other Territory law.

Education Directorate handbooks for board members are available from here.

Members

Position

Name

Term

Principal

Ms Melissa Planten

Perpetual

Assistant returning officer, secretariat

Ms Shelley Jacobs

Perpetual

Staff Member

Mr Chris Jones

To March 2021

Staff Member

Mr Gerard Barrett

To March 2022

Parents and Citizens Member

Mr Michael Hicks

To March 2021

Parents and Citizens Member

Mr Ken Smith

To March 2022

Parents and Citizens Member

Mr Stephen Van Gerwen

To March 2022

Student Member

Ms Tepi Bell

To March 2022

Student Member

Ms Imogen Steel

To March 2022

EDU DG Appointed Member

Vacant

UC Appointed Member

Professor Barney Dalgarno

Board Report

The Board reports annually.

The purpose of the Annual School Board Report is to:

  • provide information about school performance
  • celebrate school achievements
  • record progress against the objectives in the school plan
  • transmit information about the school to central office.

Download Board Reports:

Annual Action Plan Report/ Impact Report

UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra Annual Action Plan Report 2018 (PDF 49.5 KB)

UC Senior Secondary College Annual Action Plan Report 2018 (PDF 261.8 KB)

UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra Annual Action Plan Report 2017 (PDF 37.7 KB)

UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra Annual Action Plan Report 2017 (PDF 187.0 KB)

Annual School Board Report

UC SSC Lake Ginninderra Annual School Board Report 2019 (PDF 691.7 KB)

UC SSC Lake Ginninderra Annual School Board Report 2019 (PDF 942.8 KB)

UC SSC Lake Ginninderra Annual School Board Report 2018 (PDF 459.3 KB)

UC SSC Lake Ginninderra Annual School Board Report 2018 (PDF 691.7 KB)

UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra Annual School Board Report 2017 (PDF 566.5 KB)

UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra Annual School Board Report 2017 (PDF 1.0 MB)

UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra Annual School Board Report 2016 (PDF 858.2 KB)

UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra Annual School Board Report 2016 (PDF 649.6 KB)

UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra Annual School Board Report 2015 (PDF 1.5 MB)

UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra Annual School Board Report 2015 (PDF 754.8 KB)

External School Review Report

UC Senior Secondary College Lake_Ginninderra Report of Review 2019 (PDF 312.1 KB)

UC Senior Secondary College Lake_Ginninderra Report of Review 2019 (PDF 559.5 KB)

School Improvement Plan

UC SSC Lake Ginninderra School Improvement Plan 2020-2024 (PDF 481.6 KB)

UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra School Strategic Plan 2016-2019 (PDF 5.6 MB)