School Governing Body

KHS has an active School Governing Body (SGB). The current chairman of the KHS SGB is Dave Walkley. 

About the SGB

There are over 25 000 public schools in South Africa and every school has a SGB that is democratically elected. By participating in the SGB elections, every parent has the chance to be part of Government’s drive to improve learning outcomes and reach the goal of quality education in all our schools. This is your chance as a parent or member of the community to make a difference to our schools.

An SGB is made up of:

Elected members;

The Principal by virtue of his or her official capacity; and

Co-opted members.

Elected members of the SGB comprise the following members:

Parents or guardians of learners at the school
A parent means the biological parent or guardian of a learner or the person legally entitled to custody of a learner. A parent also means the person who undertakes to fulfill the obligations of a parent or guardian, or the person legally entitled to custody of a learner.

A parent who is employed at the school may not represent parents on the governing body.

Educators at the school
An educator is a person who teaches, educates or trains other people, or who provides professional educational services, including professional therapy and educational psychological services at an institution. This includes educators employed by the school.

Learners in Grade 8 or higher
Only learners in Grade 8 or higher who are elected members of the Representative Council of Learners (RCL) can serve on the SGB. Learners with special educational needs Grade 8 or higher can also be elected if this is reasonably practicable.

Members of staff who are not educators
These members are all institutional staff members appointed according to the Public Service Act, 1994 (Act103 of 1994), who are not educators at the institution, including those employed by the school.