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School Council

All Government Schools in Victoria have a School Council.  The School Council is a group of people who are given the power to set the key directions of the school.  This means the School Council plays a very important role in your child’s education as they work to enhance the educational opportunities for all students.  They form a key partnership with the staff. 

 

Key functions of School Council (PDF, 359kb)

 

Annual implementation plan overview and current policies are available on the Vision, Values and Polices page

 

Current school council members:

President: Tim Blackley

Vice President: Chloe Smethurst

Secretary: Principal (Jenny Dowsett)

Treasurer: Tracey Cooke

General members: Allanah Ockwell, Meredith Savage, Brendan Sheedy, Stacey Sheedy, Kylie Lewis, Belinda Farrugia, Glenys Howard, Kelly Smith, Sarah Munday, Maxine Howard

 

School council meeting dates 2021:

Monday 15 February

Monday 15 March (AGM)

Monday 17 May

Monday 21 June

Monday 16 August

Monday 18 October

Monday 15 November

Monday 6 December

 

Council elections

School Council elections are held annual for the parent positions in February. Keep an eye out in the newsletter in the new year for when nominations open.

 

Do I have what it takes to be on school council?

  • You need to be keen, but you don’t need to be an expert.
  • You need to like people and be able to work in a team.
  • You do need to be prepared to commit the time needed to ensure the work of council gets done.
  • We meet twice a term, on a Monday night at 7pm.
  • Meetings run for about 2 hours.  
  • Each councillor may also be on a sub committee that meets once per term.
  • School Councils work best when they have people from a variety of backgrounds and who have different experiences.