College Board

Mount Barker Community College Board works with our school community to achieve the best outcomes for our students. Our Board seeks to be representative of the school community, ensuring that elected parent representatives span the college year groups. The Board also includes MBCC staff and co-opted community members.

It plays an important role in contributing to good school governance so that school resources are used efficiently, and community expectations and the school’s priorities reflect the needs of students.

The functions of the Board are covered by legislation and include both approval and advisory roles. Some of the matters our Board may make decisions on include fees and charges, book lists, sponsorship and dress codes. The Board make these decisions with the Principal who ensures the decisions adhere to legislative and policy requirements. Principals also seek the advice of the board so as to understand local community views.

Board meetings occur on Tuesdays of Week 6 of each term commencing at 3:45pm to 5:00pm with additional meetings arranged where needed. All meetings can be attended by any members of the public as observers but may be asked to leave if voting needs to occur or decisions made.

Board Members

Parent Members                                                                                                     
Amanda Baxter (Chairperson)
Lisa Lynch
Jane Beck
Natalie Vesey            
Annecke Theron
Andrew Whiting

Co-opted Member (Ex Officio)
Karen Woltering  (Plantagenet Shire Council)

Staff Members
Rebecca Smyth                                                                           
Steve Bedford

Principal (Ex Officio)
Andrew Fraser

Manager Corporate Services (Ex Officio)
Charlene Holmes

Lauren Voss
Telisha Knight

The board does not intervene in the control or management of the school. This is the role of the principal.

Minutes of previous meetings