The School Board

Rissalah College Limited                                                                            June 2013

The School Board is composed of Directors who are voluntary contributors to the College and receive no payment. The Board is composed of between five and seven Directors. The Board selects from its members a Board Chairperson, a Secretary and a Treasurer.


The Chairperson is the main conduit to the Principal. The Chairperson manages and chairs Board meetings, with the Principal decides on Board business and is responsible for recommending to the Board potential members to fill casual Board vacancies that arise periodically. The Chairperson represents the Board at School functions and in the wider community.


The Secretary is responsible for the standard and efficiency of Minutes of meetings but might delegate the recording of Minutes to others. The Secretary is responsible for the security of Minutes and for maintaining confidentiality of Minutes and the confidentiality of Board business. The Secretary maintains a Company Register of Company members, a copy of the Constitution, Certificate of Registration, the Register of Directors/Secretaries, the consents to Act as Office Holders, Register of Charges, Register of Unclaimed Monies, Document Register and ASIC Lodgments.


The Treasurer is responsible for the management of any expenses that are spent by the Board on things such as Board training, attendance at AIS or other relevant Conferences and so on. The Treasurer is generally responsible for convening any Finance subcommittee of the Board and for assisting and advising the College Business Manager with reports and audits as requested.


The School Board meets for routine meetings approximately nine-ten times per year. Other meetings may be called by the Chairman for special purposes. The Principal is an ex officio attendee at all meetings of the Board unless otherwise agreed between the Chairman and the Principal.


Board Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the School Board are to set College Governance policies, to provide advice and support to the Principal when required and to employ the Principal.

The Board delegates to the Principal the general management of the College. This includes the financial, education, reporting and staffing management. Contact with Government and with the NSW Board of Studies are important links for the Principal. The Principal is the spokesperson for the College. The Principal presents reports to each School Board meeting on developments and issues that affect the College.