Governance

The governing body at Southern Montessori School is the School Board, which consists of the Principal, Assistant Principal, Business Manager, Secretary, Staff Representative, and eight elected members.  

Board elections are held annually in April at the Annual General Meeting.  

The School Board is the responsible steward of the school and is accountable for ensuring effective governance and development of the School in the areas of compliance within the legislative environment, strategic planning, policy, risk, and financial management. The Board has several Committees allowing people with expertise and passion to provide support to the school. 

The Board is pleased to provide the latest Annual Report for Southern Montessori Education centre Inc. 

SMS Annual Report 2019 (link) 

One of the accountability requirements of our funding agreement with the Commonwealth Government, is to ensure that specific “School Performance Information” is made publicly available to the school community.  

This information is provided to the school community in a variety of formats. The School Performance Report, collates this information.  

For more information please take the time to review our Board of Governors Handbook and current Strategic Directions documents.

Current Board Members:

President: Carmel Maher 

Vice President: Matthew Fossey 

Treasurer: Hussain Rafeeu 

Member: Claire Smith 

Member: Brook Shearer 

Member: Branden Emmerson 

Member: James McEwan 

Principal: Heather McInerney 

Assistant Principal: Alison Fish 

Business Manager: David Anderson 

Secretary: Danielle Johncock 

Staff Nominee: Karen Vianello