The School Board at Our Lady of Lourdes, operates in the Pastoral Model, with a purpose to involve the local community in the "big picture" of schooling, planning to assist in setting direction for the school.
The School Board provides advice to the Principal as representatives of the wider community - It has a consultative role but does not have authority to govern or make exclusive decisions about the school administration or direction.
The Principal consults with the Board in developing school procedures, policies, enhancing faith within the school community, negotiating capital works projects and establishing the strategic direction of the school.
"Parents and parishioners on local Boards bring decision making, the wisdom of parent educators, to complement the skills of teacher educators and pastors" (Boards in Catholic Education, 2001).
The School Board is "Pastoral" - concerned with nurturing the dignity and self worth of people, building life giving relationships and the holistic educational welfare of the students. School Boards within the Brisbane Catholic Education System do not follow a business/management model.
The School Board aims for diverse and complementary expertise amongst its members. Membership includes a combination of Parish Clergy, Principal, School Administration, Teacher/s and Parents.
Positions on the School Board will be advertised to the community when they come available each year. Any parent is welcome to express an interest in being a part of the School Board.
Meetings are held once a term.