The governance of St Mark’s is overseen by a committee made up of five church representatives and four parents.
A long-standing partnership
The Governance Committee is a wonderful partnership between families and the church. Over the past 30 years, it has developed a strong cohesion in its purpose: providing a quality and loving environment for children, their families and staff.
The Governance Committee meets monthly, usually on the second Tuesday of the month. The Chairperson facilities the meeting, the Secretary takes minutes and the Treasurer compiles a financial report. In addition, the Centre Director presents a report on the day-to-day running of the Centre.
How to get involved
All parents are welcome to join the Governance Committee. This strong family input into St Mark’s planning and decision-making, which affects the welfare of the children and the Centre at large, is highly valuable.
Members are elected at the committee’s annual general meeting.
The role of the committee
The governance committee is a crucial part of the Centre’s operation. Responsibilities include policy direction, supervising financial management, ensuring legal requirements are met and staff selection.
It delegates the centre’s day-to-day management to the Centre Director, who is appointed by the governance committee and reports directly to its members. The current Centre Director is Nicole Zhu.
Committee members 2022
Chairperson – Chris Bacon
Treasurer – Andrew Spyropoulos
Secretary – Catherine Leilua
St Mark’s Church Representative – Elaine Forster
St Mark’s Church Representative – Kira Sempf
St Mark’s Church Representative – Kenny Liong
St Mark’s Church Representative – Ruth Fung
Parent Representative – Tom Sanders