meet the members

the role of our council

 

The Scots All Saints College Council is a group of twelve members, elected for a term of three years by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Australia in New South Wales. They are non-executive members who support and oversee the Headmaster in the day-to-day running of the College. All live in Bathurst or regionally and the new Council met for the first time on Saturday, 14 July 2018.

The new College Council, which was approved on Wednesday 11 July 2018, comprises a balanced mix of skills, experience and gender; with current and former parents and students from both merger schools appointed.

Council members, including parents, old boys and girls, and others, must be active members of the Presbyterian Church of Australia in New South Wales or another church in fellowship with the Presbyterian Church of Australia. Council members come from wide geographical and professional areas but all have a strong and supportive interest in the governance of the College. They fulfil their responsibilities on a voluntary basis.

The Council’s roles include the selection, appointment, evaluation and mentoring of the Headmaster, the setting of budgets, the approval of capital works, the formulation of policy and strategic planning for the College’s future. The Council also ensures that all policies and practices in the College comply with relevant standards and regulations established by various statutory bodies.

The Council reports annually to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Australia in New South Wales.

Mr Hamish Thompson was appointed the first Chairman of the Scots All Saints College Council on Saturday 4 August 2018.

Hamish is well known to many parents at the old All Saints’ College as a parent and to many Scots Old Boys as a former student of the old Scots School where he boarded in Bulkeley House for six years. Hamish’s appointment continues an outstanding legacy left by his father, who served on the old Scots School Board for many years, and in whose honour Thompson House was named. Hamish was a member of the All Saints’ College Council in the six months leading up to the General Assembly’s decision to merge the two schools and constitute the new College Council on 12 July 2018.

Mrs Rosemary McKay is the first Deputy Chair of the new College Council. Rosemary is well known in the old Scots School community as a parent of three ex-students but she also has connections with the old All Saints’ community as a student. Rosemary is experienced in school governance, being a Board and Finance Committee member of the old Scots School since 2014.

Both Hamish and Rosemary bring strong business and finance backgrounds, cross-school experiences, and a deep understanding of the heritage and culture of both schools.

They are supported by a Council with wide expertise in education, business management and finance.

The Council which governs the school is presently referred to as a Board in the College Constitution.

Mr Hamish Thompson

Council Chairman

Mr Hamish Thompson was appointed the first Chairman of the Scots All Saints College Council on Saturday 4 August 2018. Hamish is well known to many parents at the old All Saints’ College as a parent and to many Scots Old Boys as a former student of the old Scots School where he boarded in […]

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