School Board

Each diocesan School Board has the responsibility for the overall wellbeing of its school. In practice, this means that in a spirit of partnership, Boards act in an advisory capacity to:

  • Develop policies that nurture the religious dimension and guide the direction of the school;
  • Develop a relationship between the school and the local Church;
  • Ensure that the academic standards of the school must be at least as distinguished as that achieved in other schools in the region;
  • Protect children;
  • Monitor buildings and grounds development and maintenance;
  • Exercise financial stewardship of the school;
  • Ensure compliance with legal obligations.
  • The Board consists of Parish Priest, Principal, Teacher Rep, Parish Pastoral Council Rep, P&F Rep, Staff Rep, and 5-7 elected members.

At St Joseph's we want the Board to reflect the thoughts, concerns, queries and ideas of the community - please use these people to convey the above:

Board Composition 2024

Chairperson: Matthew Butler
Vice Chairperson: Olivia Barry
Treasurer: Denny Polden
Parish Priest: Fr Kieran Gill SJ
Principal: Peter Shearer
Staff Rep: Michelle Edmondson
P&F Rep: Jess Redden
Members: Carlyn Sherriff, Melissa Jones, Matthew Ward, Tom Gilligan
Ex-Officio: Sarah Werfel