grantMargaret River Independent School will receive $48,000 in start-up funding to join a Federal Government Empowering Local Schools initiative, aimed at improving school governance, management and planning.

Margaret River Independent School treasurer, Jessica Worrall, said the school was very pleased to be selected to participate in phase one of the ELS. “In recent years, and as the school has grown, we have moved from decision-making by a full school council to a governance model with a governing body, predominantly made up of parents, providing governance and direction, while staff led by our principal manage the school,” Ms Worrall said.
“The ELS funding will help provide governance and finance training for governing body members, together with professional development for key staff. It will assist us to ensure sustainable school growth is planned for and well managed, while maintaining our small-school philosophy.
“We will be working on better ways to communicate with existing and potential students and families, as well as the wider community.”