What our members say about ASCIV
Much food for thought
Thank you for visiting our school this week and “standing us on our feet again!” Your presentation to the School Board was clear and your encouragement inspiring.
Thank you for your patient responses to the many questions asked and your ideas and suggestions have given us much food for thought.
Secondary College Principal
Gippsland Region – May 2012
A rewarding partnership
ASCIV has been working with Heatherwood during 2007 providing assistance and direction so that we can develop strong relationships with our school and wider community. Stephen Franzi-Ford and Jane Conway-Clark have worked with the school in a number of roles. They managed the School Council Election, provided a one day training course for School Council Members, consultation at a number of Council meetings, advice on the role of School Council and the important part Councillors play in shaping the future growth of the school.
Stephen and Jane have built a relationship as critical friends to the school, providing their years of experience and expertise in School Council development. Good governance, roles and responsibilities, building relationships are all key elements in shaping future growth. ASCIV has provided the school with a sound framework for this to occur.
Stephen and Jane’s willingness to spend the time to understand the issues and then to offer guidance, reassurance and positiveness has assisted the school in moving forward. They have offered support and professional objectivity which has been greatly appreciated by the school.
This has been a very rewarding partnership and has provided the school with a road map for future growth and quality practices in education. ASCIV has displayed at all times, the professionalism and care that earns respect, both from the school as a whole, and from each of us as individuals.
Principal Heatherwood School
Easing Election Pressures
Our College Council took up ASCIV’s offer to conduct our College Council Election this year to avoid tying up considerable college resources at a very busy time of year while ensuring full compliance with Departmental requirements.
ASCIV conducted a postal ballot for our Parent Member category and provide the results within the very tight timeline and at reasonable cost. They prepared ballot papers, instruction sheets, candidate statements, envelopes, etc. and undertook the mailing to each person entitled to vote in this category. Votes were sealed in unmarked envelopes and then returned in prepaid/pre-addressed outer envelopes to ASCIV’s Burwood office. The ballot closed on Friday at 4.00pm. Validation and counting took place over the weekend and a detailed summary of results was delivered to the College (along with ballot papers and all documentation) on the following Monday.
ASCIV has always been committed to helping schools work smarter.
This service certainly proved to be a smart move for our college.
Secondary College Principal
Going forward together
“I would like to thank ASCIV for your time and input. Last night would be the most informative and effective meeting I have attended in my time on School Council over the past 4 years.”
School Council member