School Council

School councils play a key role in Victorian government schools. A school council develops a vision for the school in collaboration with all members of the school community and is actively involved in the development of and endorses the school’s strategic plan.

 

School Council is the governing body of the school and draws on the school community for its members - parents, DET staff and the broader community. School Council determines appropriate policies within Department of Education and Training (DET) guidelines that will ensure that the aims of the school are achieved. In addition, Council controls the school’s monies and resources.

 

School Council operates under a framework provided by the:
• Education and Training Reform Act 2006
• Education and Training Regulations 2007
• The School’s Constituting Order

 

 

Objectives, functions and powers of school councils
The Education and Training Reform Act 2006 defines the objectives, functions and powers of school councils.

 

Objectives
A school council’s objectives are to:
• assist in the efficient governance of the school
• ensure that its decisions affecting students of the school are made having regard, as a primary consideration, to the best interests of the students
• enhance the educational opportunities of the students of the school
• ensure the school and the council comply with any requirements of this Act, the regulations, a Ministerial Order or a direction, guideline or policy issued under this Act.

School Council is made up of 13 members:
• 8 elected non-DET members - parents
• 4 DET employees, other than the Principal
• the Principal

 

Non DET members (Parents)
Elizabeth Bajada (President)
Aloysious Dachuna
Melissa Gill
Lydia Morris
Melissa Whearam
Elise Allrich
Rebecca Briggs
Jo Swift

 

DET members (Staff)
Barbara Wellard (Assistant Principal)
Wendy McCall (Acting Assistant Principal)
Thomas Goddard (Leading Teacher)
Kim Mitchell (Leading Teacher)

 

Principal
Jenny Robinson


Sub Committees

Finance:
Jenny Robinson
Wendy McCall
Susan Carpenter
Elizabeth Bajada
Aloysious Dachuna
Elise Allrich

 

Education:
Barbara Wellard
Thomas Goddard
Kim Mitchell
Elizabeth Bajada
Aloysious Dachuna
Melissa Gill
Lydia Morris

 

Buildings and Grounds:
Jenny Robinson
Susan Carpenter
Harry Tila
Elizabeth Bajada
Melissa Whearam
Lydia Morris

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