Queensland School Boards are based on the Pastoral (Service) Model formed from the notion of Shared Wisdom. This Shared Wisdom model follows the call of Vatican II, a Council of the Pope and Bishops of the world, which took place in the 1960's. Vatican II broadened our understanding by helping us to recognise that we are all needed to build and to be Church. We are all equal in the eyes of God and are required to use our gifts and talents in the service of others.
The St Joseph's Wandal School Board has as its responsibilities (directionary and advisory) policy formation, constitution and by-laws, provision and maintenance of school buildings, budgeting, curriculum and staffing. Towards the end of each year the board conducts a Preservice evening for interested persons. Board meetings are held once a month.
School Board Policies
The essence of the school board is its policy making responsibility. These policies will usually be created from a need perceived at the school. Policies will set out WHAT a school should do. The school administration will determine HOW the policy will be implemented.
Policy making is best done by a board whose members reflect the diversity of gifts, experience and expertise of the people they serve.
Policies can only be made after consultation with the school community and then through prayerful reflection within the board, reaching a consensus.