The School Board

The School Board

The lycée Condorcet is a Australian non-profit public company limited by guarantee and an Australian Independent school supported and represented by the Association of Independent Schools of NSW.

As such the school has a legal requirement to operate within accordance of the requirements of NESA per the Education Act 1990 (NSW), the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission Act 2012 (Cth), and the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). A non exhaustive list of these key requirements can be found in the school constitution and governance charter.

Ensuring these legal requirements are constantly met is the legal responsibility of the School Board. The School Board is composed of 4 to 6 Directors elected from among its members and a maximum of 4 other Directors, appointed by the Directors already in office.

The Board is not responsible for the day to day operations or the implementation of the educational curriculum of the School. The essence of the governance role is to work with the Principal, Business Manager and Compliance Officer and ensure a strategic approach to the School’s future. Coupled with that is the responsibility to monitor adherence to systems of risk management, ensure the school's financial stability and viability, ensure the School maintains systems to ensure it is compliant with legal obligations and undertake periodic performance reviews. The Board remains accountable for the School’s performance and monitors and supports management on an ongoing basis.

The Board and the AEFE are bound by a strategic agreement signed by the Chairman of the Board and the French Ambassador representing the French State. This agreement via delegation provides a framework for the operation of the school and its pedagogical programs. (see the English translation of the agreement)

The AEFE appoints and remunerates the Principal and Business Manager, according to a profile defined in consultation with the Embassy of France to Australia and the School Board. The Principal, under the AEFE’s delegation, ensures the quality of the teaching in the School. He or She provides a guarantee that the pedagogical program follows the French Ministry of Education’s program and respects the quality criteria. The Principal is accountable to the AEFE for the delivery of the French curriculum and to the NSW Department of Education for delivery of the requirements of the NSW syllabus with the assistance of the Compliance Officer. The Principal is accountable to the Board for the overall performance of the School including The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP).

 

The current Board Directors are :

 

PIERRE PONT Elected Director; Chairman Until the AGM in 2023
HAIM JACOBOWITZ Nominated Director; Treasurer Until November 2021

CRAIG DE VRIES

Elected Director 

Until the AGM in 2023

JEAN CHRISTOPHE DE BEAULIEU

Elected Director ;

Until the AGM in 2023

LORRAINE McDONALD

Elected Director

Until the AGM in 2021

VINCENT BOCCON-GIBOD

Elected Director

Until the AGM in 2022

STEPHANE THAO

Elected Director

Until the AGM in 2022

 

Members with a consultative role:

The Principal

The Business Manager

The Cultural and Cooperation Advisor from the French Embassy

The French General Consule

2 Staff Representatives

 

Elizabeth Lee is the Company Secretary.

 

See the 2020 Financial Statements

See the Minutes of the past AGM

See the Past Financial Statements

See the presentation that was made at last AGM

 

 

Want to join the School Board ?

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Candidate Form

See the current candidates to the Board (election to be held at the November AGM)