School Governing Body
Promote the best interest of the school and ensure its development
A SGB must ensure that the school is governed in the best interest of all the stakeholders. All SGB members must always put the best interest of the school before any personal interests.
- Promote the best interest of the school and ensure its development
- Adopt a constitution setting out how the SGB will operate
- Adopt a mission statement for the school
- Adopt a code of conduct for learners at the school which sets out disciplinary procedures
- Help the principal, educators and other staff members to perform their professional functions
- Decide on school policy which should include amongst others admissions, language and finance
- Administer and control the property of the school, buildings and grounds
- Encourage parents, learners, educators and other staff members at the school, to offer voluntary services to the school
- To maintain and improve the schools property, buildings and grounds
- To buy textbooks, educational materials and equipment for the school
- To pay for services rendered to the school.
- Decision Making
- Conflict Management
- Team Building
- School Finances
- Elected members;
- The Principal by virtue of his or her official capacity; and Co-opted members.
- Parents or guardians of learners at the school
- A parent means the biological parent or guardian of a learner or the person legally entitled to custody of a learner. A parent also means the person who undertakes to fulfill the obligations of a parent or guardian, or the person legally entitled to custody of a learner.
- A parent who is employed at the school may not represent parents on the governing body.
- An educator is a person who teaches, educates or trains other people, or who provides professional educational services, including professional therapy and educational psychological services at an institution. This includes educators employed by the school.
- Only learners in Grade 8 or higher who are elected members of the Representative Council of Learners (RCL) can serve on the SGB. Learners with special educational needs Grade 8 or higher can also be elected if this is reasonably practicable.
- These members are all institutional staff members appointed according to the Public Service Act, 1994 (Act103 of 1994), who are not educators at the institution, including those employed by the school.
- Parents of learners enrolled at the school, if reasonably practicable;
- Educators at the school;
- Members of staff at the school who are not educators;
- Learners in Grade 8 or higher, if reasonably practicable;
- Representatives of: Organisations of parents of learners with special education needs, if applicable;
- Sponsoring bodies, if applicable; and
- Organisations of disabled persons, if applicable;
- Disabled persons, if applicable;
- Experts in relevant fields of special needs education; and
- The Principal by virtue of his or her official capacity.