Board News – April 2022
St Andrews Christian College Board Notes – April 2022
Our devotion tonight was a message from our principal Catriona Wansbrough. It is always good to know that our school is led by someone who is willing and able to share God’s word with us. In Christ we are able to say, no matter what is happening around us, “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord.”
The Board continues to take the safety of children very seriously. Tonight, we were able to have Fiona Bligh speak to us. She is the Safe Church Facilitator of the Presbyterian Church in Victoria and so it is good to hear her wisdom. We were also encouraged to learn that the staff were given a refresher on ‘professional boundaries’ on their Professional Development Day earlier this week. This ongoing training is expected in our Child Protection Policy.
The Principal search is underway and is on schedule. Please continue to pray for this process and for the one who will be chosen.
The report from Principal Catriona Wansbrough informed us that the VRQA review has been completed. Our thanks to all the staff involved in this task. We appreciate the extra workload this has been.
The auditor’s report of the 2021 finances was presented to the full board tonight after being discussed by the Finance Committee of the Board. We acknowledge God’s grace to the College in allowing us to be in such a positive position, and the work of the Financial team at St Andrews.
As always, we review at least one of our policies in each meeting. Tonight we reviewed and affirmed the College Child Protection Policy (sections 1 – 6) is affirmed for another 12 months to April 2023
We remind everyone that the Annual General Meeting is coming up on May 19 2022. You will have received information about this via email. There are two positions on the Board to be filled by the parent community. If you think this is a place for you to serve the College, please complete the nomination form ASAP.
Tonight we said a final farewell to Sab Ambrosino from the Board. Sab has brought great wisdom to Board discussions over his time, and has revealed a great love for Jesus and for the College. We pray that God will continue to bless him and his family in retirement.