Once again the School Board looks forward to a busy year providing support and guidance in school planning and direction setting. Click here to read the Department of Education’s overview of the roles of a School Board.

The role of the School Board is to enhance and provide support, direction and community input into school development and policy. Each year, the Principal will provide a whole school report to the School Board on progress against the Ocean Reef PS Strategic and Business Plan, along with proposed action plans to address identified needs and review changes to the plan.

As Chief Executive Officer, the Principal is directly responsible to the Department of Education for the educational leadership, development, operation and management of the school. The Principal reports to, seeks advice and gains ratification from the School Board on strategic matters.

The School Board is referenced as part of the regular independent review of the school’s performance.

Expressions of Interest are called for when vacancies arise

Parents, community members and business/industry members are encouraged to nominate for positions. In making this commitment, prospective Board members should be prepared to:

  • Donate their time and expertise.
  • Contribute to the work of the School Board and to act in the best interests of the school.
  • Commit to the School’s Ethos and Values.
  • Contribute to the development of Ocean Reef Primary School as an Independent Public School
  • Demonstrate confidentiality and sensitivity to differing views and have the ability to work in a spirit of cooperation – members “speak as one voice” in the public arena once any decision has been made.

The Board meets once each term, usually on the sixth Wednesday of the school term from 3:30pm – 5pm in the School Staffroom. Some matters may be discussed via email. Additional committee meetings and/or special meetings are held as required.

Expressions of Interest can be emailed to oceanreef.ps@education.wa.edu.au


Chief Executive Officer


Elected Parent Members:

Board Chair (elected by the Board)

4 – 10 Parent Representatives

Elected Staff Representatives

3 Staff Members

Community Members:

Up to 4 Community, Industry or Education Representatives

The composition of the School Board reflects the diversity of the school community; strategic planning; and development goals. Elected and community members will need to have the skills and experience required to provide sound governance and informed decision making in meeting the requirements of the School Education Act 1999 and Delivery and Performance Agreement.

Previous experience on a School Board is not essential; however a commitment to the position and the responsibility is essential. The number of members of the Board will be a maximum of 15 people with the guideline that there will be more than 5 but no more than 15