School Board

What is a school Board and what does it do?

All Independent Public Schools in Western Australia have a School Board. They are legally constituted bodies that support the principal with the key directions (governance) of a school within centrally provided guidelines. 

An unincorporated Board uses approved terms of reference to define its way of working and to meet the requirements of the legislation.

Who is on the school Board?

There are three possible categories of membership:

    1. A mandated elected Parent category. More than one third of the total members must be from this category.
    2. A mandated elected Department of Education employee category. Members of this category may make up no more than one-third of the total membership of school Board.
    3. An optional Community Member category. Its members are appointed by a decision of the Board because of their special skills, interests or experiences. (Members for this category may come from the community)

The school Board must comprise a collective majority of either parent and/or community members.

Roles and responsibilities of members.pdf

We are calling for nominations for the Jilbup Primary School Board. If you are interested, please complete the attached nomination form and email it to Louise O'Donovan by the 4th of March 2024. This is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to our school and make a difference for our school community. 

Jilbup School Board Nomination Form_0.pdf



We are calling for volunteers to join our Jilbup Parent and Community (P&C) team.  Our first meeting will be held on the 21st of February from 5.30pm to 6.30pm in our Jilbup PS staffroom.  We look forward to building a great team of volunteers who will add value to our school and make a difference to our community.  Below are some documents that will help you understand what a P&C does and the different roles that are needed to ensure it runs successfully.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Louise O'Donovan at or call 6174 1450.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.