Why do we have one?
Weston Community Preschool is a community-based preschool. This means it is governed by a volunteer committee. Without a committee preschool would have to close its doors and this would be a great loss for our children and families. The committee’s role is to govern the organisation. The committee is ultimately responsible for the organisations legal obligations and insuring it’s on going viability. The committee is accountable to its members of the organisation, clients and the broader community.
To ensure the organisation meets its objectives, the committee employs an Nominated Supervisor to manage the day to day operations of the service.
The effectiveness of the organisation is dependent on a well-defined partnership with the Nominated Supervisor, through a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities and through regular open communication.
What is the committee?
The committee is made up of Office Bearers. Office Bearers hold the following positions:
Alongside these roles we also require 3 further committee members to be nominated and form the full committee. These are placed in the following roles:
Public Officer (this is a required role)
You can also join the committee as a committee member as these are our minimum requirements stipulated above. As a community-based preschool, we rely on all our families involvements to ensure preschool is a success for the children.
How do I join the committee?
Members of the committee are elected at the annual general meeting (AGM) held in March each year. Nominations are required in writing 7 days before the AGM on the attached nomination form. If elected to the committee a $2 donation will be required for membership fees.
Leads the committee, chairs the meetings, encourages parent and committee involvement, works closely with the Nominated Supervisor, understands the governing regulations and rules of the organisation.
Supports the president and undertakes their role during any absence
Ensures financial compliance, reviews and confirms monthly financials
Records and distributes the minutes, keeps a current list of members, reviews correspondence and brings all relevant items to the attention of the committee
Submits the annual statement to the department of fair trading. Reads and submits any legal documents as required
Leads the committees fundraising activities.
Is present and votes at monthly meetings, partakes in tasks that may be asked of them.