One of the cornerstones of The Cottage School philosophy is cooperative decision making. The school’s governance structure is based on this principle; decisions are made between members of the school’s community. The school is governed by a Committee consisting of The School Leader, Coordinators (teachers) and parents.
The Committee meets monthly and is ably assisted by several subcommittees and working groups. Discussion is encouraged at Committee meetings and the aim is to reach a consensus on each decision. All members of the community are welcome to attend meetings and are encouraged to join in any discussion. Parent and teacher involvement at Committee level allows for input from parents regarding the way the school operates whilst safeguarding the integrity and accountability of the educational program.
Pictured below are our Committee Members for 2020
Shannon How – Secretary
Judy Li – Treasurer
Richard Message- Parent Representative
Andrea Jackson – Parent Representative
Carron Peterson – Parent Representative
Jayne Martin – Parent Representative
Lou Kirkwood – Parent Representative