The Selection Process for the Principal at the Elizabeth Vale Primary School

Committee Details

Legislative Council Standing Orders
51st Parliament 27/04/2006 - 20/02/2010
Report tabled 3 July 2008

Committee Function

To inquire into and report on -
a) the conduct of any Department of Education and Children's Services employee or officer involved in the selction process for the positions of principal and acting principal, respectively, at the Elizabeth Vale Primary School since December 2003, including any process relating to the appeal of the former Principal, Ms O'Connor;
b) the conduct and involvement of the Minister and Ministerial staff in this matter;
c) the conduct of any Australian Education Union representative involved in the appointment process of a principal and acting principal, respectively;
d) the conduct of any person identified above involved in the management or operation of the school since January 2006, with particular empasis upon the -
(i) management of family grievances;
(ii) provision of learning programs;
(iii) management and duty of care of students;
(iv) management of the school's budget;
(v) level of consultation with the school's governing
e) establishing appropriate selection guidelines and processes for future appointments of principals and acting principals in all public schools, including increasing the level of community representation in the process; and
f) any other relevant matter.
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Acknowledgement of Country

The Parliament of South Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the Elders both past and present.