McAuley Community School is a diocesan school. Responsibility for and governance of diocesan schools in Adelaide is through the Catholic Education Office.

Our School Board operates according to the guidelines set down by the South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools (SACCS).

The Board consists of the Parish Priest, Principal, parent representatives, a representative from the Parents & Friends Committee, a representative from the school staff and co-opted members. Our Board ensures that the school fulfils its educational responsibility in the Parish and to administer school finances. Nominations for parent representatives are called for at the beginning of each year and elected at the Annual General Meeting.

Our School Board plays an important role in the development of school policy and is responsible for ensuring that the financial affairs of the school are in accordance with SACCS and diocesan policies and guidelines.

The partnership between the Board and school leadership is critical in everything from master planning through to strategic planning for the school and the community. They work together for the benefit of the school.

In 20219/2020, our school operated with an Interim School Board. The purpose of the Interim School Board was to provide a governance arrangement for McAuley Community School that:

a. respectfully liaised and collaborated with the St Teresa’s School community to support their transitioning to the McAuley Community      School site for the commencement of the 2020 school year

b. strategically planned and supported the successful opening of McAuley Community School

c. strategically informed and planned the formal formation and transition to the McAuley Community School Board.

The McAuley Community School Board was formed following the inaugural Annual General Meeting in March 2021, at which time the Interim School Board was dissolved.

Membership of the McAuley Community School Board:

Parish Priest

Chair of Finance Committee


Deputy Principal

Catholic Education Office

Parent Representative

Parent Representative

Parent Representative

Parent Representative

Parent Representative

Parent Representative

Parent Representative


See here for more information about the roles and responsibilities of CESA School Boards