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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: Jenny Dunn

Secretary: Principal (Jenny Dowsett)

Treasurer: Tracey Cooke

Minute secretary: Wendy Whyatt

General members: Jenni McEwan, Brooke Bonar, Kylie Lewis, Rebecca Francis, Allanah Ockwell, Glenys Howard, Kelly Smith, Ebony Von Schlippe, Nicole Withers

 

School council meeting dates 2018:

Monday 12 February

Monday 19 March (AGM)

Monday 14 May

Monday 18 June

Monday 13 August

Monday 10 September

Monday 12 November

Monday 10 December

 

Council elections 2018

We are now calling for nominations for School Council.  Nominations close 4pm Wednesday 21 February. We have 4 parent vacancies.


Nomination forms are available from the school office. Orange for self nomination and green if you wish to nominate someone else.


Please speak to the principal if you would like to know more about being on School Council.


Thank you to retiring School Council members Jenni McEwan, Brooke Bonar, Kylie Lewis and Alanah Ockwell for their willingness to be members of School Council. Retiring members are welcome to renominate.

 

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.