The School Council is a legal body consisting of eight nominated and elected parents, two co-opted members, four elected teachers and the Principal, appointed in accordance with Government policies and guidelines.
The School Council reports to parents through a formal written annual report, as well as articles in the newsletter. School Council elections are held each year, usually in March. Council positions are held for a two year period.
School Councils are charged with responsibility for the following:
- Education policy of the school
- Selection of the school Principal
- Employment of Out of School Hours Care Staff
- Cleaning services
- Construction works
- Reporting to the school community and Department of Education
- Buildings and grounds
- Financial management
- Purchase of equipment
- Promoting the school
- Fund raising/sponsorship
- Use of school facilities
- Student code of conduct
School Council members are expected to:
- Talk with others and take their needs and concerns to council.
- Be aware of and involved in school projects.
- Attend school events.
- Be a member of Council Committees.
- Represent the school in wider community settings.
Why should you nominate to join the School Council?
- To work with others to achieve the best education for our school.
- To develop a broader understanding of school operations.
- To represent the views of parents, teachers and community members.
- To demonstrate support and interest in education.