Thursday, 2 February brought the Association Members together for the first time in 2023, with Board Chair Mr Robert Edkins outlining the considerable growth in enrolments that the seven ·èÂí¸èÎèÐã schools have enjoyed in the last 12-18 months. While this is pleasing on several fronts, the need for increased governance and stewardship of ·èÂí¸èÎèÐã resources into the future is paramount for our ·èÂí¸èÎèÐã Board.
The meeting focused on risk and compliance for our ·èÂí¸èÎèÐã Board. An external firm â€˜Neometricâ€™ was appointed in late 2022 to review ·èÂí¸èÎèÐãâ€™s governance structure and present recommendations in line with Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Not-for-Profit Governance Principles.
The Board took the opportunity to discuss with members the need to understand the â€˜body of workâ€™ that needs to be completed for the organisation’s good, with some discussion over the time and scope that this work will entail.
Sadly, a quorum was not reached (the minimum number of members required in order for a vote to be taken) and so the meeting was adjourned until Monday, 13 February 2023, where a vote took place to that allowed ·èÂí¸èÎèÐã Directors to be paid for their work on governance priorities.
The outcome for ·èÂí¸èÎèÐã moving forward will form the next stage of Governance 2.0, which Mr Edkins outlined as â€˜preparing ·èÂí¸èÎèÐã for its next forty yearsâ€™ of service as a Christian education provider.
Here are a few photos from the Thursday, 2 February meeting.