School Board – Parents Reps

School Board Parent Representatives

Current Parent Representatives: Nitin Bagul, Clair Bannerman, Ric Curnow. You can email them via

There are four nominees for one available position as P&C member on the TPS Board for 2020. Download their bios here:


2020 P&C TPS board election March 2020 bios

The vote will open on Friday 27 March and continue until 3pm Friday 3 April. More info about the election process to come.

2020 P&C Ballot paper

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.


Who is a member of the School Board?

The composition of the school board of Telopea Park School is as follows:

  • the principal of the school
  • two teachers (the staff members) elected by the staff of the school and appointed by the Director-General
  • three parents or other citizens (the parents and citizens members) elected by the parents and citizens association of the school and appointed by the Director-General
  • two secondary students (the student members) elected by the students at the school and appointed by the Director-General
  • a nominee of the Education and Training Directorate (the appointed member) appointed by the Director-General
  • up to three co-opted members (the board appointed members) appointed by the board
  • two nominees of the French Government appointed by the Director-General, and
  • one nominee of the Australian Minister for Education appointed by the Director-General.

Please note that elected parent representatives serve a 2 year term as a Board member.