logo

Independent Public School

In 2013 both the WA College of Agriculture - Morawa and the Morawa District High School became Independent Public Schools. Whilst still remaining part of the public school system this initiative hands greater autonomy and flexibility to the school Principal in collaboration with their school community.

The College and the District High School are independent of each other but together they form a cluster, both have their own Boards that are elected by staff.

The Boards have very clearly defined roles and responsibilities , as set by the Department of Education;

They liase with other communities with the school e.g. the Parents and Citizens Association;

They hold an annual public meeting once in every calender year that is open to the public;

They help establish and review, the schools objectives, priorities and general policy directions;

They assist in planning the financial arrangements necessary to fund those objectives, priorities and directions;

They also evaluation the school's performance in achieving those objectives, priorities and directions; and formulating codes of conduct for students at the school;

The Board take part in the selection of, but not the appointment of, the school Principal or any other member of the teaching staff if prior approval is given by the Regional Executive Director.

The WA Colleges of Agriculture - Morawa, Independent Public Schools Board is made up of:

Jim Cook (Community Representative)
Grant Woodhams (Community Representative)
Rodney Desmond (Parent Representative)
Jim Milloy (Community Representative)
Julie Burr (Staff Representative)
Marg Lindsay (Staff Representative)
Andrew Denham (Parent Representative)
Darren Hughes (Industry Representative)
Jennifer Thomas (Industry Representative)
Rella  Seinor (Parent Representative)
Dean Carslake (Principal)
Bronwyn Thornton (Corporate Services Manager)
Maryanne Milloy-Rakich (IPS Assistant)

All Board members can be contacted through the front office on 99711158.

IPS Review Summary IPS Review Summary (1481 KB)


We now have available on line  IPS Board minutes for 2016, if you would like to read minutes prior to that please contact the College directly.

IPS Minutes March 2016 IPS Minutes March 2016 (154 KB)


IPS Minutes June 2016 IPS Minutes June 2016 (366 KB)


IPS Minutes September 2016 IPS Minutes September 2016 (1702 KB)


IPS Minutes November 2016 IPS Minutes November 2016 (811 KB)