Meet Our Board of Directors
As a Board, we’re pretty excited about giving kids the opportunity to receive an education and learn about life from God’s perspective. We not only want children to learn Christian values so that they will be good contributors to society, but to develop great character, and to experience God’s love, grace, and truth.
For us it’s about education with a purpose – it’s Education for Christ, Character, and Community.
The Role of the Board
Cornerstone Christian College is a limited liability not-for-profit company.
Under Australian law, it must have a Board of Directors. Their job is to:
There are certain things that Board Directors don’t do, like getting involved in the day-to-day running of the College, hiring or firing any staff (apart from the Principal), telling teachers what to teach, choosing carpet colours, and determining the canteen menu.
You may be wondering, “How does someone become a Board Director?” Like any company, Cornerstone Christian College Ltd has company members, and these people appoint the Directors. As its name suggests, the College was started (in 1986) as a mission of Cornerstone Church of Christ, and the company members are the Elders of Cornerstone Church. So when someone is nominated to become a Board Director, the Elders of Cornerstone Church have to decide whether or not they feel that the nominee would be a good fit for the Board, particularly in terms of passions, skills, personality, and spiritual maturity.
The Principal is a non-voting Board Director.
Contacting the Board:
Parents are encouraged to communicate any concerns (or even great ideas or words of encouragement) initially with their child’s teacher(s), then the Head of Primary or Secondary or Dunsborough, and then the Principal. If there is a matter that a parent feels is still not resolved after pursuing these avenues, then writing to the Board is a further step in the process. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Board Directors are passionate about Cornerstone Christian College, and although their role is more of a long term steering one, they do care about the staff and students and really want God’s love and light to shine throughout the College.