Last Wednesday evening 12 school families met with the full board, Kristy and Arona via Zoom computer conferencing. There was lots to discuss after the board's letter to all school families was sent on Friday 22nd with information concerning plans for next year. Questions at the meeting were focussed on the new site at 120 Hindman Street for kindergarten in 2021, the future permanent site proposal at Thrumster, and Council processes and time frames.
Detailed minutes were taken and will be circulated soon.
Future of Future Site Committee
As mentioned in the board's letter to school families, Fred Buys is stepping down as chair of the FSC. The board has appointed Alanna Alfaro to this role. The committee will be continuing in their assistance to the board in regard to any and all future school site proposals.
Welcome to new staff at school
The board would like to welcome new Teacher Assistant, Melissa Wills to the school. Melissa will be working in the kindergarten on Mondays and Fridays.
We are also pleased to welcome new Operational Services staff member, Judith Rumble who will be working every weekday before school opens, cleaning around the school and preparing classrooms for the start of the day. Judith is also working in our gardens.
Company Annual General Meeting – Sat. 13 June at 2:30pm
Port Macquarie Steiner Ltd. is holding its AGM next month on the 13th. (Location to-be-decided depending on govt. meeting restrictions.) At the AGM the audited company finances are presented, the president gives a report on the activities of the company in the previous year, the company auditor is appointed, and the board members are elected.
An invitation is extended to anyone who is interested in becoming a company member. Membership is required in order to vote at the AGM, and to stand for election to the board. There is an initial, one-off $10 joining fee, and an annual fee of $10 to renew membership. As per the company rules, anyone seeking membership needs to make an application to the board, and be accepted by the board. Guests (non-company members) are also welcome to attend the AGM.
The board is currently seeking parent and non-parent directors for the board with expertise to share in the shaping of Port Macquarie Steiner School's future. The board can have as many as 10 directors. Four directors of the current board will be seeking re-election at the AGM: Melodie Ayriss, Bianca Bateman, Cheryl Meyer Millican and Ruth Gallagher. Fred Buys will not be re-nominating.
If you would like more information on what's involved in being a director on the board, please speak to Mel Ayriss or contact her on the email address below.
For more information on how to become a company member, please contact Mel Ayriss: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to our principal, teachers, staff and school families for your fortitude, creativity, mutual support and caring during the difficult period the school and the country have experienced over the past few months.