Board and Governance

The Scots School Albury is a Uniting Church in Australia independent co-educational boarding school in the AlburyWodonga region. Guided by its motto Fide et Literis (faith and learning) the school upholds values in the Christian tradition and embraces the broader goals for learning and community of the Uniting Church, in Australia. Our school is strengthened by people of different faiths and cultural backgrounds who share our core values and add to the richness of school life.

The Scots School Albury operates under the auspices of the Uniting Church of Victoria and Tasmania. The Church sets out guidelines for members of School Boards.

The Board

The Board is responsible for setting corporate objectives and initiating and monitoring the activities which lead to those objectives being achieved. It also oversees the financial performance and status of the School. It monitors the performance of the Principal who is appointed by the Board.

Board members are not representatives of any group or interest. However, at present, our Constitution does require that a number of the Board are members in association with the Uniting Church in Australia. Appointments are made for an initial term of three years and are renewable.

The Board works closely with the Principal and the Head of Business Operations, meeting on a monthly basis. The range of responsibilities is broad and includes the appointment of the Principal, strategic planning and oversight of property and finances. The Board is concerned with the long-term success and viability of the School. 

The Board’s role is to ensure that the School achieves its Mission, goals and objectives and in doing so meets the legal and moral responsibilities and requirements of governance of the School.

Members of the Board

Dr Emma Scholz: Chair of the Board • PhD BVSc, SFHEA, GAICD
Mr Ronan Magaharan: Deputy Chair • PhD BVSc, SFHEA, GAICD
Dr Carolyn O’Dwyer: Chair of Student Admission, Recruitment and Retention Committee • PhD. (UMelb), M. Teach, B. A. (Hons)
Mr Philip Telfer: Acting Chair of Finance and Audit Committee • B.Com
Mr Michael Butko: Chair of Buildings, Environment and Infrastructure Committee • Masters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, B.Eng
Ms Linda Griffiths-Brown • B.Eng, CAHRI
Ms Nicole Heinecke • B.Com (Fin/Mgmt), LLB, LLM (USyd)
Mr Graham Lamond • B.Sc (USyd), LLB (USyd), DipBus (UTS)
Mr Graeme Sayer • FCA (ICAA)

The School is committed to consolidating our strengths, to preserve and embrace what is authentic and unique to Scots, while actively pursuing a course which keeps Scots at the forefront of educational thinking, innovation and practice.