Constitution

JUNE 2022

As part of our long term efforts to improve and streamline our work to better meet the needs of parent members, the P&C is proposing changes to our Association rules.

Our current constitution was adopted in 1993 and was based on the ACT Association model rules available at that time. Boy how things have changed, not least the sensible practice of using new-fangled comms technology like email!

June 2022 – proposed change

We have drafted a proposed new constitution to modernise our rules, such as using electronic communications and to better reflect the work of the Teleopa P&C and the goals of the parent community. Our school community is different to other ACT schools so our PC rules need to reflect this.

The proposed new constitution is based on the model rules recently prepared by the ACT P&C Council. We are lucky to have some governance experts in the team with experience in community and grassroots organisations who reviewed those model rules and made changes to address our specific needs. Where we have deviated from the standard rules, we’ve outlined that in tracked changes to make it easier for you to read.

Next steps

We plan to discuss/adopt the proposed constitution at our next general meeting, term 3 week 3, 6.30pm Wednesday 3 August 2022 (that’s three threes!).

Have your say

If you wish to propose changes to the proposed new constitution, you can do so in two ways. Attend the meeting at 6.30pm Wed 3 August in the senior school staff room. Everyone who wishes to make comment on the proposal will have an opportunity to speak prior to a vote. If you can’t make that meeting you can send your written input to secretary@telopeapnc.org.au and your comments will be presented at the meeting prior to any vote.

If you have any concerns, feel free to drop a line to Jenn at president@telopeapnc.org.au