The role of school council is outlined in the Education and Training Reform Act 2006. In. essence, the role of school council is one of helping to set the long term future for the school. and maintaining oversight (not management) of the school's operation.The School Council is a legal entity composed of Department of Education employees and unpaid voluntary members elected by the school community. They play a key role in Victorian government schools. As the governing body, a school council can positively influence the quality of education provided to students in their school.
The Doncaster School Council consists of:
Mr. Jim Hill, Principal
Mrs. Sandra Bishop, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Larissa Vesdrevanis, Assistant PrincipalMs. Carly Epskamp, Literacy Coordinator, Grade 2 TeacherMr. Carl Michael, School Council President, Parent of Grade 5Mr. Jeff Fang, School Council Vice President, Parent of Grade 3Mrs. Katherine Zingiris, Parent of Grade 3
Mrs. Nadia Smith, Parent of Grade 5 & 3
Mr. Kelvin Wong, Parent 5 & 3Ms. Krystle Day, Parent of Grade 3
Mr. Rajib Chowdhury, Parent of Prep
Ms. Andrea Sergi, Parent of Grade 4
Mr. Jim Fang, Parent of Grade 1
Functions of a school councilThe functions of a school council include:
The school council president, on request from the Regional Director, provides input to principal contract renewal discussions. The president advises the school council of that input at the next school council meeting.
The Doncaster School Council has three sub committees – Finance, Policy and Planning and Education
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, commencing at 7:30pm. Parents are welcome to attend any meeting. The Annual General Meeting and council elections are held in March.
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