As an Independent Public School Melville SHS now operates under the governance of a School Board. Appointment to the board is open to a wide cross-section of community representatives along with parents and friends of the school. Appointment is via nomination.
The School Board meets at 6:00 pm once or twice per term and provides financial oversight and advice on strategic direction. The School’s Business Plan and Annual Report are submitted for approval at the School Board’s Annual General Meeting.