Annual General Meeting – Thursday 27th April 2017
An important part of the College’s governance procedures is the Annual General Meeting. All members of the College Community are invited and encouraged to attend. The AGM will be held on Thursday 27th April 2017 and 7:30pm in the Innovation Centre Meeting Room. The AGM notice is attached.
At the meeting nominations are received for Board membership. There is currently one vacancy to be filled by nomination from the College Community. Any nominations need to be received by the College two weeks prior to the meeting. Nominations need to be received by 4:00pm on Thursday 13th April, 2017. Please refer to the Board Procedure for Appointments which outlines the nomination procedure and other information regarding board membership.
If any member of the College Community would like further information about serving on the College Board, please speak with a current member of the Board, Mrs Wansbrough or myself.
Company Secretary/Business Manager
College Policies and Procedures
This section outlines the policies and procedures adopted by the Board to facilitate the performance of the Board’s duties and responsibilities.
These policies and procedures have been formally adopted by the Board and are therefore binding unless a subsequent Board resolution amends them. That said these items are subject to change whenever the Board, as a group, determines they need to be amended to meet the changing needs of the Board or the College community at large.
It should be noted that the contents of these policies and procedures are subordinate to the College Constitution. If they are found to be in conflict with the Constitution, the Constitution will always take precedence and the policy or procedure should be amended at the earliest opportunity by the Board.
- Board Procedure for Appointments
- Procedure for Board Meetings Standing Orders
- Board Policy for Communications
- Board Policy for Statement of Faith
- Board Policy for Official Board Positions
- Board Policy for Conflict of Interest
- Board Policy for Confidentiality
- Board Policy for Member Code of Conduct
- Board Policy for Occupational Health and Safety
- Board Policy for Committees
- Board Policy for Delegation of Authority
(Affirmed: February 2017, Next Review Due: February 2018)
The College Board affirms the ongoing commitment of the College to adhere to the following democratic principles:
- elected government
- the rule of law
- equal rights for all before the law
- freedom of religion
- freedom of speech and association
- the values of openness and tolerance
These principles are expounded within the College community through their application in College policies and procedures.
St Andrews, as an incorporated company, is governed by a Constitution which was drawn up when the College was first established. From time to time during the College’s history this Constitution, which is alternately known as The Articles of Association, has been updated.
The Constitution mainly focuses on the appointment and duties of the Board (or Council as it is referred to in the Constitution). The expectation is that all other operational and strategic decisions regarding the College will be taken by the Board or through their delegates, the Staff of the College. In practice, the Board limits itself to strategic decision making and governance, with all operational decisions being delegated to the Principal and the senior staff. This makes the appointment and performance management of the Principal a key responsibility of the Board.
To access the current version of the College Constitution and the Memorandum of Association click here.