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 The School Board provides the opportunity for members of the school, parish and Archdiocesan communities to support the mission of Catholic Education in the school.  Working with the School Principal, Parish Priest and staff, board members contribute to the leadership of the wider school community.

The Board assists the school to fulfil its mission in accordance with the Code of Canon Law, Archdiocesan directives and guidelines and policies of the Catholic Education Commission (CEC) and Catholic Education (CE).

The Board has a decision making role in certain policy areas and an advisory role in others.  The policies of the school are always set within the wider mission of Catholic Education.  The Board considers school policies within the policy and procedures determined by the CEC and CE.  The Principal has the responsibility for the day to day leadership and management of the school.

Role of the School Board

The St Benedict's School Board has the responsibility to make decisions in the following areas:

  • Supporting the development of the Catholic Identity, ethos and mission of the school;
  • Supporting pastoral care strategies in the school community;
  • Promoting the school in the local community;
  • Developing capital and maintenance programs;
  • Approving school uniform items decided at school level;
  • Consulting with Catholic Education on school matters; and
  • Consulting with the Parents and Friends Association on the expenditure of levies or funds.
The School Board also has responsibility to monitor and provide advice in areas including;
Educational, students welfare and other school policies'
School Budget;
Curriculum offerings;
School Enterprises including the After School Care Program and Hall hire;
Promoting diversity and inclusion in the school community; and
Other matters as requested by the Principal of Parish Priest.

 Board Membership

Our 2017 School Board Membership consists of:

                                 Ms Rachel Smith (Principal - Acting)

Mrs Alana Quirk (Assistant Principal - Acting)

Fr Steve Fletcher MGL (Parish Priest)

Mrs Samantha Losanno (Chairperson, senior and junior primary parent)

Ms Emma Burchall  (Deputy Chairperson, senior and junior primary parent)

Mrs Belinda Eidum (Treasurer, senior and junior primary parent)

Mr John Daunt ( Secretary, senior and junior primary parent)

Ms Antoinette Perry (Parent Representative, junior primary parent)

Mr Dean Dalla Pozza (P&F Representative, senior primary parent)

Mr Mark Scott (P&F Representative, senior and junior pirmary parent)

Mrs Fran Tomadini (Staff Representative)


Meeting Dates 2017

The Board meets every month on the second Tuesday during the school year, supplemented by additional meetings were required.


How can I get involved?

The School Board welcomes feedback, ideas and input from the whole community.  If you have any issues you would like to raise, you can send an email to the Board via StBenedictsBoard@gmail.com or contact the School Reception office to arrange for one of the board members to call you to discuss your issue.


If you would like the Board to formally consider a matter, please email us no later than two weeks prior to the next scheduled meeting to ensure that your ideas are included in the agenda.


In the first term of each year, nominations are sought for upcoming vacancies.  These are advised through the school newsletter.  If you are interested in joining the Board please let us know via our email address, or keep an eye out for the call for nominations in the School newsletter.


Please click the following link to read the School Board's Constitution:


School Board Constitution

Report to the School Board: Launch and of the Catholic School Parents of Canberra & Goulburn (CSPCG)


Parents and Friends Association

The Parents & Friends Association (P&F) has a major role to play as a parent forum, in developing the community of parents, students and staff, and in fundraising. All parents are welcome to attend any meeting of the P&F and Executive members are elected from the parent community. The P&F works closely with the Principal and staff to provide input on parent priorities, support the School Board, provide social interaction for parents to develop supportive networks and raise money for school resources. Our 2018 P&F consists of:

Mr Lorne Thurgar (President)

Mr Dean Dalla Pozza (Vice-President)

Mrs Monica Morabito (Treasurer)

Mrs Belinda Daunt (Secretary)

Mr Lorne Thurgar, Ms Edwina Betts (Grounds Maintenance Committee)

Mrs Barbra Cox (Clothing Pool Coordinator)

Vacant  (Sports Coordinators)

Mrs Belinda Daunt (Parent Rep Coordinator)

Vacant  (School Board Representative)

Ms Sonia Domitrak  (Fundraising / Social Coordinator)

Ms Rachel Smith (Principal)

Mrs Alana Quirk (Assistant Principal- Acting)


Please click the following link to read the Constitution for the P&F Association: 


P&F Assocation Constitution

P&F General Standing Orders and Role Descriptions


Parent Representatives

Each class has a Parent Representative to assist classroom teachers with communication to parents (eg. organise volunteers), create opportunities for families to gather socially and to help welcome new families into the school. You can find out each class' parent representative by asking the classroom teacher.


Please click the following link to read the Parent Rep Manual:


Parent Rep Manual


Parent Volunteers

Parent help and assistance is always welcome!

  • Regular assistance in the classroom is organised by teachers and there are a variety of possible options from listening to reading, working with small literacy groups to assisting in Art or Physical Education classes.
  • Occasional assistance at events or excursions are organised by the staff member coordinating the event.
  • All volunteers wishing to assist in the classrooms, canteen, carnivals, must complete a Working With Vulnerable People (WWVP) form. Without this approval, you will be unable to assist in any way from November 1 2013. Please show registration card to the front office so that a copy can be taken.

















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