2021 school board nominations

Dear Telopea Parents, Carers and Citizens

Nominations for Parents and Citizens members of the Telopea School board open at 11am on Monday 1 February and close at 11am on Monday 15 February.
The link to a nomination form is attached, and available online at:


Or you can ask for a hard copy version from the front office.

The vacancies are for two positions of Parents and Citizens members (currently held by Nitin Bagul and Clair Bannerman). The third position (ongoing) is Ric Curnow.

If you would like to nominate and have any questions of existing members please contact them on – schoolboardmembers@telopeapnc.org.au or myself – assistantreturningofficer@telopea.org.au

If mor en than two nominations are received, an election will be held with voting commencing on 22 February and completing 1 March.

Best wishes

Tui Davidson

Assistant Returning Officer


What does the School Board do?

As outlined by the ACT Department of Education and Training, the school board is a formal mechanism for parents, carers, staff and students to participate in school decision-making.

Its functions are:

  • to establish strategic direction and priorities for the school
  • to monitor and review school performance and to report on it to the Director-General, 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 Director-General on issue affecting the school and to give effect to the Director-General’s directions
  • to encourage parent participation in their children’s learning; and
  • to exercise any other function given to the board under this Act or any other Territory law.