Snowy Mountains Grammar School Limited
The school was established in 1996 and was assisted in the first 12 years through the generous support of SCECGS Redlands, Sydney. Snowy Mountains Grammar School has been wholly independent of Redlands since 20th December, 2008.
The school is owned and operated by Snowy Mountains Grammar School Limited, which complies with the Corporations Act 2001 and the requirements of ASIC. The Constitution sets out the objects of the company and contains provisions about membership, general meetings, voting, the appointment of directors, the powers and duties of directors, audits, accounts and many other matters.
Members do not have an economic interest in the assets or operating surplus of the company or the school and are not entitled to any dividends or other payments. Any and all surplus must be applied for the benefit of the school.
The Board of Snowy Mountains Grammar School Limited
The business and enterprise of Snowy Mountains Grammar School Limited is overseen by a Board of Directors.
The Constitution permits there to be up to ten directors, and contains provisions for the appointment and removal of directors. Directors are elected by members of the Company. Directors may also be nominated by the Board.
Currently there are nine directors on the Board.
The Role of the Board
The role of the Board is to oversee the management and business of the company, and in particular to:
- appoint the Principal and Company Secretary and monitor performance;
- establish the vision and strategic direction of the school;
- support the School Executive and management in the implementation of that vision and strategic direction;
- ensure that the resources necessary for the achievement of those goals are available.
How the Board Operates
The Board meets approximately twice per school term and works closely to support the School Executive and management.
An amount of the Board’s work is conducted through the directors in standing committees and interim working groups, according to the issues at hand.
Board Standing Committees include Local Directors: Finance, Debtors, Scholarships & Bursaries, and Physical Resources Committee. Directors are appointed to committees based on their skills, experience, interests and availability.