Constitution, By-laws And Charters

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 Board while the By-laws provide clear rules to direct the operations of the organisation. The PMSA must act according to the Constitution and By-laws for organisational actions to be valid.

The PMSA Constitution is amended by the agreement of the PMSA Board, the Presbyterian Church and the Uniting Church. The PMSA’s By-laws are regularly reviewed and updated by the PMSA Board.

The PMSA Board Charter outlines the objectives, responsibilities and governance framework for the PMSA Board and the Board’s relationship with School Councils and other Committees. Each Board committee also has a Charter. These are available in the Committee section on the Organisational Structure page. 

Each School Council Charter documents the School Council’s objectives, responsibilities and governance framework and relationship to the PMSA Group. These are available to download below. 

committee charters

school council charters

Governance Reform

The PMSA is committed to good governance. Good governance requires ongoing reform. Throughout the 100 years of history, the PMSA has completed several governance reviews to continually enhance our governance structure. We continue to make changes to enhance the structure and management of the PMSA Group and our schools. Below are governance reform updates sharing key changes since the most recent external governance review completed in 2018.

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