The Pastoral School Board operates under the ‘shared wisdom’ or ‘shared decision making’ model developed by Sister Mary Benet McKinney and designed to enhance the inclusive catholic community at Saint Martin’s.
Under its constitution the Board comprises of representatives from across the school and parish community. They include the parish priest, the school principal, teaching staff representatives, parish members and school parent representatives. Only two executive positions are appointed, chairperson and secretary, and both are elected at the annual general meeting.
The Board is a body with consultative responsibilities and is advisory in nature. Key tasks include advising on planning, budgeting, policy development and maintenance of school educational facilities. The Board provides an opportunity for all areas of the local community to actively and positively contribute to school community. This fosters a harmonious, inclusive, productive and rewarding environment.
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month within the school calendar.