PMSA Constitution and By-Laws
The PMSA was established as a Body Corporate in 1918 by Letters Patent under ‘The Religious Educational and Charitable Institutions Act of 1861 of the State of Queensland’.
The PMSA’s Constitution sets out the name, objects and governance of the PMSA, and the Council of the Association. The PMSA must act according to the Constitution and By-Laws for organisational actions to be valid. The PMSA Constitution was last amended in 1984 and can only be amended by the agreement of both the Presbyterian and Uniting Churches. The PMSA’s By-Laws are regularly reviewed by the PMSA Council.
In 2002, the PMSA completed a governance review and adopted a governance structure aimed at developing:
- strong competent School Councils operating autonomously virtually within an overarching PMSA system with direct accountability to PMSA Council.
- a small effective PMSA Council made up of people who together provide a mix of relevant skills and experience with scope for competent succession supported by executive staff.