Purpose of School Governing Body
The Governing Body also known as the School Governing Body (SGB) is constituted in accordance with the South African Schools’ Act and elected by the parents of the school.
The Western Cape Education Department summarises the responsibilities of the Governing Body as follows:
The SGB must:
Decide on an admissions policy for the school;
Decide on the language policy of the school;
Decide on what religious practices will be followed at the school; and
Adopt a code of conduct for learners which sets out disciplinary procedures.
All these decisions and policies must be in line with national policies.
The SGB must also:
- Adopt a constitution setting out how the SGB will operate;
- Adopt a school mission statement setting out the values and beliefs of the school;
- Decide the times of the school day;
- Administer the school’s property, buildings and grounds; and
- Make recommendations regarding the appointment of educators at the school.
In addition, the SGB can be given any of these additional functions:
Maintaining and improving the school’s property, buildings and grounds;
Deciding on the extramural curriculum and the choice of subject options according to provincial curriculum policy;
Buying textbooks, educational material and/or equipment for the school; and
Paying for services to the school.
We would like to thank the present and past SGB members who offer up their time in support of the school and its needs.