- Our School Council meet on the second Tuesday of most months. We meet eight times a year.
- School Council meeting usually are from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm and sub-committees meet during
the week prior to the School Council meeting.
- If you are interested in becoming a School Council member please talk to our Principal,
Brendan Bush or our School Council President Tony Pope.
What is a school council?
- All government schools in Victoria have a school council (except for the Distance Education Centre, Victoria).
- Each school council is a legal entity in its own right.
- School council is the group of people who are given the power to set the key directions for the school. This
means that school council can directly influence the quality of education that a school provides to its students.
- School council endorses the key school planning, evaluation and reporting documents including the School
Strategic Plan, the school budget and the Annual Report to the School Community.
- School council therefore makes sure that the school is running effectively in terms of how it spends its money
and the guidelines it makes for how the school is to work.
- The school council is accountable to the Minister for Education in respect to how it fulfils its functions.
Why join school council?
- Being on school council is a great way to get involved and have a real say in what your school is doing for
its students. You get to both learn a lot and contribute a lot.
- Being on school council is a very good way to help present and future students of the school. One of the roles
of school council is to help set the future direction for the school.
- Some school councillors have also found that their children have a greater sense of belonging with the school.
What about the elections
- The principal arranges and conducts the elections
- These are held in February or March each year
- If you decide to stand for election, you can arrange for someone to nominate you as a candidate or you can
- Your nomination form needs to be returned within the time stated on the Notice of Election and Call for
- Ballots are only held if more people nominate as candidates than there are positions to fill
- Make sure you vote and encourage other parents to do the same