Shearwater is an established not-for-profit company, and as part of the School community you may apply to become a member of the School Company.
Becoming a member of the School Company is different from being a member of the School community. Company membership provides a platform to voice concerns, show support and especially to vote on issues that help guide the vision and direction of the School. It is the Company members that appoint the Board at the School’s annual general meeting. The Board in turn appoints the Head of School and the Business Manager.
We recommend that all staff members, parents and care-givers become members of the Shearwater Company. Your choice to become a company member, not only demonstrates your active support of the School, but also empowers you to influence its future direction. Company membership ensures that you get a vote and that your vote counts.
If you are not already a member of the School Company, we encourage you to complete and return a company membership application at your earliest opportunity. This will enable you to have your say in creating the future for our children at Shearwater.
Please note that applications for membership are usually processed at the next Board meeting, time permitting, and if not then, by the second Board meeting after point of application. While it may take up to three months for your application to be processed, under normal circumstances it will be much faster. You will be notified by email upon acceptance of your application.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Company of Shearwater, the Mullumbimby Steiner School.
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