The School Council is the governing body of the school and may comprise people from all sectors of the school community - parents, teachers, the Principal, community and student representatives.
School Councils have assumed an increasingly important role in the school as government policies have vested in it more responsibility to determine the school’s education policy, goals and priorities which suit the needs of the school community, and to manage the resources available for meeting those goals.
The responsibilities of School Council include:
The School Council operates through regular meetings that provide the forum for issues to be discussed and decisions made. Annual minimums of eight meetings (two each term) are held and are generally convened on the third Tuesday of the month.
The workload of School Council is usually distributed to various committees with defined responsibilities; some of these are as follows:
The School Council encourages all parents to become actively involved in their child’s education, whether it be in an official capacity as a member of one of the various school groups, assisting teachers with reading or at home.
It is important that every parent has the opportunity to express their concerns or their satisfaction with their child’s education - you are encouraged to approach a School Councillor, the Principal or your child’s teacher if you have a query.