Orange Christian Schools Ltd is governed by nine elected Board Members at its Annual General meeting.
The Board governs Orange Christian School. Board Members must comply with the criteria set down in the Constitution and, to be nominated, must have been an Association member for at least 12 months.
- Mr David Coleman – Chairman
- Mr Ian Baker
- Mr Andrew Parkinson
- Mr Robert Weaver – Treasurer
- Mrs Renee Reid
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Orange Christian Schools Ltd AGM 2019
Orange Christian Schools Ltd held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the school on the 28th May 2019.
Procedure for AGM’s.
The official nomination form can be downloaded below and each Board nominee needs to supply a personal profile of no more than 500 words to be supplied to other Association members before the election.
The election of office bearers will happen at the AGM. Should association members be unable to attend they can elect to fill out a proxy form . A copy of the proxy form can be downloaded below.
Orange Christian Schools Ltd Association
Orange Christian Schools Limited is an incorporated limited liability Public Company referred to as The Association. Orange Christian Schools Limited operates Orange Christian School.
Membership is open to those who wish to promote the school and Christian education and who are active in a local church. Nomination is required by an existing Association member, together with a reference by an existing Board member. A membership fee of $22.00 per person per year, or $33.00 per couple (including GST) per year applies and is payable at the time of lodgement of the application.
Parents are invited to prayerfully consider joining the Association. This matter is not to be taken lightly. It was through this Association that parents and friends investigated the formation of Orange Christian School in the early 1980’s and today we see how God has blessed that vision. The character of the school depends on new Association members catching the vision of the founding members and carrying it forward.
A Board of 9 is elected from the Association members at the Annual General Meeting of the Association held in March each year. Board members are elected for a three year term with one third retiring annually. It is the responsibility of this Board to interview and appoint staff, purchase land and establish buildings and the necessary facilities by which a school can function, and to oversee the finances and administration of the School.
The Board members meet monthly and routinely discuss, with the Principal and Executive, operational aspects that affect the daily life of the school and also longer term governance issues. Time is spent in prayer to seek wisdom and guidance from the Lord and also to intercede on behalf of the school, children, teachers and parents of OCS. Each month the Board reviews OCS governance policies for compliance with State Government legislation and also reviews the strategic direction of the school and implementation of the OCS Strategic Plan.
The parents, through this means, shape the policies of the school. Matters determined by the Association or its Board include fee scales, school uniform, enrollment policy, class sizes, parent involvement and assistance to other Associations etc.
The Principal and teachers have responsibility for the planning and implementation of the teaching program. The day to day running of the school, choice of educational material and methodology of teaching are matters decided by the staff within the guidelines set by the Association through the Board, with special regard to maintaining the Christian basis of the school.
Association Application form is available below for downloading. A copy of the Constitution is available from the school office. A list of current Association members is available at the front office for inspection.