School Council is the major governing body of the school. It is made up of elected parents and Department of Education and Training staff whom, as representatives of the school community, meet throughout the year, to decide future directions for the school and oversee operations. School Council operates through a committee structure and membership comprises School Councillors, Staff and other interested parents. They meet regularly to make recommendations to School Council. The committees are Finance, Education, Marketing, Buildings & Grounds and Fundraising (parents club). School Council positions are occupied for two-years at a time and every year, elections are held early in the year. School Council may co-opt a community member.
Role of the School Council
School Council sets the key directions for the school and directly influence the quality of education a school provides to its students. Councillors convene or are members of the Council Committees. These Committees comprise members of School Council, community and staff members.
Council elections are held in March each year for elected members - half retiring each year. All eligible councillors may stand for re-election. The School Council also has the power to co opt members from time to time to assist with specific tasks.
Meetings are held on Tuesday afternoon at 4pm at least twice per term. Sub-committees meet regularly prior to council meetings.
School Council is responsible for:
- Determining the general educational policy of the school
- Developing the Strategic Plan
- Reporting Annually to the community
- Approving and monitoring the school budget
- Developing the student code of conduct, and
- Generally stimulating interest in the school
- Fiona Edwards (President)
- Damien Bassett (Treasurer)
- Jarryd Bruce
- Alison Andrews
- Jacinta Gunton
- Linda Taylor
- Kate O’Hara
- Meg Seabrook
- Heidi Kilpatrick
- Andrea Pickering