School Council

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
  • Canteen
  • 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.