School StructureWe envisage the school as a living organism, hence our emblem of the tree. The happy and healthy education fo children and young people is our core task and the fruit of our work. Management and governance work to support this core activity.
Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School is an independent, co-educational school from Preschool to Year 12. It is a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee. The School Council is the governing body and the educational direction and administration of the school is delegated to the Management Group of the school. Families, through the vehicle of the Glenaeon Parents and Friends Association are integral to the structure and provide substantial support in many practical areas. Together, these groups make up the organisational map of the school and the resulting sense of ‘connectedness’ and community is an important expression of the school's philosophies. Management Group
Management Group MembersAndrew Hill – Collegiate Chair (& Chair of the Management Group):
The Collegiate Chair is the focal point for vision and leadership of the School and stewards the work fo the Management Group. He acts as a conduit for communication between Governance, Management, Staff & Parents.
The Collegiate Chair if responsible for the following mandated areas:
- Appointment and Management of Teaching Staff
- Staff Mentoring and Support
- Professional Development
- Parent Education
- Communication (shared with Daily Operations Manager)
Sarah Sandberg - Daily Operations Manager
The Daily Operations Manager is responsible for the effective day to day running of the School. She is the 'face of the school' in terms of responsiveness to needs, flow of information and communication.
The Daily Operations Manager is responsible for the following mandated areas:
- Issues & Grievances
- Facilities Operation & Management
- Development & Building
- Regulatory issues & OH&S
- Communication (shared with Collegiate Chair)
- Policies & Procedures
- Management of Administrative staff
Ann Jacobson – Curriculum Chair
The Curriculum Chair is responsible for the ongoing development & enrichment of the Curriculum. She assists with the development and execution of the Professional Development Plan, staffing and some aspects of Timetabling.
- The Curriculum Chair is responsible for the following mandated areas:
- Curriculum development
- Curriculum maintenance
- Compliance with NSW Board of Studies curriculum requirements (shared with Teaching Co-ordinators)
- Compliance with requirements for New Scheme Teachers
- Developing & maintaining curriculum documentation
Christian Lillicrap - Cultural Chair
The Cultural Chair is repsonsible for managing all activities related to maintaining and enhancing the Spiritual and Cultural life of the School. This includes oversight of policies and procedures relating to maintaining the 'positive learning environment'.
The Cultural Chair is responsible for the following mandated areas:
- Fostering Cultural Life
- School Festivals
- School Assemblies
- Student Pastoral Care and Conduct
Rohan Wijesinghe - Finance Manager
The Finance Manager is responsible for the effective daily running and management of the school from a financial perspective. He focuses on the short, medium and long term financial management and strategic financial planning for the school. He facilitates the efficient and proper business administration of the school and ensures the company's legal and management related obligations are carried out.
The Finance Manager is responsible for the following mandated areas:
- All finance and accounting areas including invoicing, payroll, debtors, creditors, capital expenditure, cash management, insurance and financial reporting
- All related regulatory matters