The School Board embodies the principle of collaboration between parents and staff, and community partnership in decision-making processes. Its members include three parents (one being the Chairperson), two teachers, a community representative and the Principal. Staggered two-year terms ensure continuity in the Board's work. The Board encourages communication between the school and its community in determining the school's budget, curriculum and education policies as well as its many needs in relation to buildings, facilities, equipment, funds and staff. Parents are welcome to attend any School Board Meeting and elected community members of the School Board can be contacted about school matters. The minutes of the Board Meetings are available from the Office.
Student Leadership at Macgregor (SL@M)
What is the role of SL@M at Macgregor?
Each class selects two representatives for our SL@M meetings which are held once per fortnight. Led by two volunteer staff members, students meet to discuss issues they feel are relevant to the student body. They design projects and fundraisers for our local community as well as for national and international causes.
1. To represent student voices from across the school.
2. To convey class concerns and/or school improvement ideas to the School Leadership Team.
3. To help build a strong sense of community; this could be through fundraising awareness campaigns (like Sorry Day, Anti-Bullying Day, NAIDOC, environmental & sustainability issues, saving electricity, saving water, health, nutrition etc).
Year 5 and 6 students participate in a formal leadership development program each year and have many opportunities to lead their peers throughout the year. These include becoming playground mediators, sport shed monitors and preschool buddies.
Macgregor Primary School is an accredited Sunsmart school. A key requirement is for students to wear hats which protect the face, neck and ears whenever the students are outside. Parents are able to buy a school hat from the Uniform Shop. The school has provided additional outdoor seating and tree planting as measures to support our Sunsmart accreditation. For further information download our Sun Protection Procedures.