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.
School Board Constitution
"The Catholic School forms part of the saving mission of the Church, especially for education in the faith."(1)
As part of the Church's mission Schools form vital aspects of Parish life.
Read the full constitution.
2018 Board Members
|Ex – Officio||Allen McMahon||Principal|
|Monsignor O’Loughlin||Parish Priest|
|Current Members||Anthony Rechichi||Board Chair|
|Nick Ng Cheong Tin|
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
Download a copy of the New School Funding Model
2017 Principal's Report
I am pleased to provide this report to the St Columba’s School Community detailing the 2017 school year.
I would like to thank Mrs Komnick for looking after the school so well while I was on secondment in the Kimberley. The school was run very capably in my absence. 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, and Ms Poole for organising these wonderful celebrations. We have continued to strengthen our ties with the Sisters of St Joseph through Chapel Masses and the Junior Joe’s Group and we look forward to the return of Sr Maree and working with her in 2018.
Read the full report here.
2017 Board Chair Report
This year saw a continuation of Board members from the previous year. This stability at Board level assisted in ongoing planning, and allowed the Board to give valuable support to the school during the period of Allen McMahon’s secondment to CEWA in the Kimberley. I extend my gratitude to the Board members for their commitment of time but also the significant engagement they have had with their role and the value they place on the responsibilities of our School Board.
Read the full report here.