School Council

What is the role of school council?

All government schools in Victoria have a school council, which is a legal entity in its own right. School councils operate under the framework of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 and The Education Regulations 2007.

•          Establish the broad direction and vision of the school within the school's community

•          Develop and  monitor the school strategic plan

•          Develop, review and  update school policies

•          Develop, review and monitor the Student Code of Conduct and the School  Dress Code

•          Raise funds for school related purposes

•          Approve the annual budget and monitor expenditure

•          Help to maintain the school’s grounds and facilities

•          Enter into contracts (e.g. cleaning, construction work)

•          Report annually to the school community and to DEECD

•          Stimulate interest in the school generally

The sub-committees for 2015 are:-

  • Finance
  • Building & Grounds
  • Education & Policy

 There will also be an OSH Liaison and a PTA Liaison.

 The Sub-committees should:

  • have a nominated convenor who shall be a member of school council;
  • have a quorum of  three members;
  • have written terms of reference that support the School’s Strategic Plan and attend to the School Council’s critical success factors of a clearly agreed and understood raison d’être, Academic Excellence, Community Involvement, Physical Environment and Population;
  • where a subcommittee is created for the first time, the initial membership will be asked to develop draft terms of reference for submission to and approval by School Council.  Council may vary those terms of reference to meet particular needs;
  • have the power to co-opt membership from outside the school community;
  • meet as appropriate (but usually within 14 days of the next School Council meeting) and provide a report of activities to each council meeting;
  • provide a written report on its activities and any recommendations for each School Council meeting.

If you would like to know more about the process of school council please download the following documents.

Making partnerships work

2017 Council Members

Julie Coleman - School Council President - Parent Rep

Cameron Ryan - Treasurer - Parent Rep

Dawn Nicholson - Education & Policy Convenor - Parent Rep

Claire Tanner - Parent Rep

Janine Arantes - Parent Rep

Daman Shrivastav - Parent Rep

Kath Phelan - Parent Rep

Yeing Ling - Parent Rep

James Penson - Building & Grounds Convenor - Principal

Robin Grace - Assistant Principal

Andrew Wood - DEECD Rep

Laura Ellenby - DEECD Rep

Lee-Ann Butchart - DEECD Rep

Faye Pattie - Business Manager - Community Member