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Canberra High School Board

The Functions of the School Board Are:

  • to determine the educational policies to be implemented at the school
  • to assess, from time to time, the needs of the school in relation to the provision of buildings and facilities, equipment, funds and teachers and other staff and make recommendations to the department with respect to the meeting of those needs
  • to determine the purposes for which funds made available for the school are to be expended
  • to make recommendations to the department in respect of the use of buildings, facilities and equipment of the school for purposes other than school purposes
  • to develop relationships between the school and the community and between the school and community organisations
  • to make recommendations to the department on matters relating to the school
  • such other functions as the department confers upon the board.

The board consists of three elected parents, two elected teachers, two elected students, a member appointed by the department and the school principal (ex officio). The chairperson is elected by all board members and may not be a teacher representative or the principal.

The board is assisted by a number of committees. In addition to those concerned with finance and curriculum, the board establishes ad hoc committees to advise the board on particular matters. These also include parent, staff and student members. Anyone interested in serving on a committee should contact the principal or the board chairperson at the beginning of the year.

The board has played an important role in promoting the interests of Canberra High School and its students and looks to the continued assistance and support of parents, students and staff in its future work.

Message from the Parent Representatives

Margaret Tregurtha

I have been a member of the school Board since 2016 and was elected Board Chair in 2017.  I have had a long association with ACT public schools, holding Board and P&C positions in pre-schools, primary school and now high school. I am interested in all aspects of education but particularly in ensuring that there is equity in our schools and our teachers are well supported. I have two teenage sons one currently at Canberra High and one who is now at College. Please feel free to get in touch with me at if you have any questions about the Board or would like to bring an issue to the Board's attention.

Dr Muralidhar Kannan

I was first elected to the Canberra High School Board in 2015 and am continuing on this year. I bring to the Board my corporate experience and penchant for academic excellence, effective governance and administration. I am a committed and serving member who believes that good decisions will improve the overall quality of the school.

I currently hold an executive position with the Commonwealth Government and have considerable experience in high level forums. I am a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Australia. Prior to migrating to Australia I lived in the Middle East, United Kingdom and India and have now settled in Macquarie with my daughter who attends Canberra High School.

Please email if you would like to contact me.