The School Association Committee has vacancies commencing 2022.  There are six (6) parent/staff/community member vacancies on the Committee.  Positions are for a period of 2 years.

Nominations for these vacancies close on Friday 5 March, 2024. If there are more nominations than vacancies, elections will be held on Thursday 16 March, 2024.

St Marys District School Association invites you to consider nomination for one of these positions. To nominate please complete the attached nomination form and return to Sharlene Ridler-Mason, Returning Officer c/- St Marys School Administration Office by 3.00pm Friday 5 March, 2024.


School Associations - Did you know?

An Association is made up of the parents, staff and community members of a school. An Association exists for each Tasmanian Government School, including primary schools, high schools, district schools and colleges.

The purpose of an Association is to provide members with a way to participate and be involved in supporting the school.

The Association for each school has been established under the Education Act 2016 (Tas).

What are the main functions of the Association?

  • Associations participate in:
  • development of school policies, school improvement plans and the formulation of school objectives, priorities, strategic directions and values
  • planning the financial arrangements to support these objectives
  • evaluating the school’s performance to achieve those objectives, priorities, strategic directions and values
  • the selection process of a Principal, where a permanent vacancy exists
  • fostering the value and benefits of education
  • encouraging co-operation among teachers, students, parents and the school community
  • raising funds to benefit the school.

Who are members of the Association?

  • The following people are automatically members of the School Association:
  • all parents (parents or guardians who have children or young people enrolled at the school)
  • all staff (permanent and fixed-term employees at the school); including the Principal Community members need to apply to the School Association Committee to become a member of the School Association.

How can I be involved in the Association?

  • As a member of the Association you can:
  • attend General Meetings of the Association
  • nominate for the Association Committee
  • where they exist, you can join a Subcommittee of the Association Committee
  • support Association events or fundraising.

How can I get more information?

  • If you would like further information about Associations, you can contact:
  • Your school or college, including:
  • any current member of your School Association Committee
  • the Principal or staff at your school
  • Tasmanian Association of State School Organisations (TASSO):
  • email visit the website

The Department of Education: