In late 2007 the first broadly representative school community bodies were established in an effort to improve communication between school managers and the wider school community.
Then known as School Boards their membership was drawn from parents, teachers, local staff and managers. The boards provided a forum for an exchange of views that then informed decision-making at the campus level. At this time each location was treated as a separate school and each campus had its own Yayasan Board.
Changes to Indonesian Government regulations in 2012 required reorganisation under a single AIS-Indonesia Yayasan Board in August 2012 the School Board at each location became known as the Campus Advisory Council.
Each Campus Advisory Council provides feedback and advice to the local Head of Campus, the AIS Principal and the Yayasan Board. Members are expected to exercise individual judgment and discretion when considering or voting on any matter or issue being discussed by the Campus Advisory Council.
This process requires members to take a holistic view and to consider what is in the best interest of the campus community. Members are not bound, by practice or convention, to advocate the views of any particular interest or lobby group.
- Provide feedback on the implementation and impact of teaching and learning policies;
- Provide feedback on the provision of security, maintenance, cleaning, catering, marketing and transportation services;
- Monitor the Recurrent Budget and fee schedule.
- Provide feedback to the Yayasan Board relating to the campus building master plan and other proposed capital expenditures;
- Review the annual Campus Improvement Plan
- Review feedback about academic performance (e.g. NAPLAN results), marketing initiatives (e.g. enrolment data) and community perceptions (e.g. Parent opinion Survey);
- Establish committees where appropriate
- The CAC is composed of appointed, elected and ex-officio members.
- The Principal is a non voting ex-officio member at each campus.
- Appointed members are the Head of Campus and the Deputy Head of Campus
- Elected members are Parent Representatives (2), Local Staff Member (1), Expatriate Staff Member (1)
- Elected members serve a two year term.
- Meetings are held twice each term but may be cancelled if the chair deems that there is insufficient business to warrant a meeting or that a quorum cannot be assembled. A simple majority of CAC members is required for a quorum.
- The first meeting is usually held in Week 3 or 4 of the term with the second meeting usually held in Week 7 or 8 of each term.