It is a requirement of all schools operating under the guidance of the Catholic Education Commission that they have a correctly constituted School Board. In addition to this, the ongoing capital development of St Damien’s Catholic Primary School and the associated complexity in the area of finance, makes it imperative that the school has access to expertise from within the broader community generally.
The St Damien’s Catholic Primary School Board has been constituted under the Western Australian Catholic Board Constitution and it is accountable to the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia.
The Principal of St Damien’s Catholic Primary School is employed by the Bishop of Bunbury and, as such, is accountable to him through the Catholic Education Commission. However, the Principal is also an ex-officio member of the School Board and is answerable to the Board in the areas designated in the Constitution.
The School Board comprises members of our school / parish community who are responsible for the overall financial management, recruitment of staff, policy development and building programmes of the school.