St Columba’s is a part of the Catholic Education Commission of WA. This Commission has been given a Mandate from the Bishops of WA to educate and run schools in their own right. However, first and foremost, we are a Catholic School and ultimately responsible through the Catholic Education Commission to the Bishops of WA.
St Columba’s receives majority of its funding for its operation, through the Catholic Education Commission of WA, that receives its funds from the Federal and State Governments. The Principal and the Board are responsible for the financial management of the school.
There is a finance committee (comprising the Board Treasurer / delegate, School Finance Officer and Principal) that meets regularly to ensure that items do not run over budget. The Treasurer prepares reports for Board meetings that outline school cash flow, items that have run over budget, balance of monies held in bank accounts and outstanding liabilities.
The day to day running of the school within the parameters of the budget, policy making and curriculum decisions are the responsibility of the principal. However, the School Board may advise on these aspects.
Board meetings are held two to three times a term. The information disseminated at the meetings is highly confidential and remains within the confines of the Board members only.
The Annual General Meeting of the school community is held by the School Board in November each year. Parents may nominate to be on the School Board at the AGM if there are vacancies. Election to the School Board is for a period of two years with a maximum of six years involvement on the School Board.
2017 Board Members
|Ex – Officio||Allen McMahon||Principal|
|Monsignor O’Loughlin||Parish Priest|
|Current Members||Grant Collins||Board Chair|
|Andrew Mclean||P&F Representative|
The Chairman of the Board or any Board members can be contacted through the school office on 08 64369500 .
School Building Master Plan
Download a copy of the Proposed Master Plan number 1.
Download a copy of the Proposed Master Plan number 2.
New School Funding Model
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2016 Principal's Report
I would like to thank Mr Ryan for looking after the school so well while I was on LSL. St. Columba’s School has continued to work closely with the Parish and we thank Monsignor O’Loughlin for his support and help throughout the year This year we celebrated the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. Many thanks to Monsignor O’Loughlin, Mrs Komnick, Mrs Robinson, Mrs McFarland, Miss Shepherd and Ms Poole for organising these wonderful celebrations.Throughout the year, classes have prepared some beautiful Prayer Services and Masses in the Church and school class-rooms. Well done to all involved. We have continued to strengthen our ties with the Sisters of St Joseph through Chapel Masses and the Junior Joey’s Group. We thank Sr Maree and Mrs Komnick for their efforts and enthusiasm.
Read the full report here.
2016 Board Chair Report
2016, is my fifth year on the School Board and my second year as Chair. This year four new members were welcomed to the School Board. I would like to thank them for their willingness to further develop St Columba’s. Thanks must also go to all members of the Board for committing their time to the best interests of our school community.
Read the full report here.