Our School - School Council

The School Council is a legally constituted body representing the school community and makes decisions on its behalf. The Council consists of eleven members – the principal, seven elected parent representatives, two elected employees of the Department of Education (i.e. staff members) and one community co-opted member.

Members are elected for a period of two years with half the council positions falling vacant each year. The elections of School Council members are held early each year usually late February or early March. The School Council meets on the third Monday of each month in the school staffroom. (Members of the school community are encouraged to attend meetings).

Duties of the School Council include the following:

  • Determining educational policies within government and Department of Education guidelines
  • Maintaining the school buildings and grounds and planning for their future development and improvement
  • Promoting and maintaining the school’s positive image
  • Consulting community on school related issues
  • Managing the school’s finances

The Council is supported by a number of sub-committees. Each sub-committee is convened by a member of the School Council but membership is open to all.

Sub Committees

Education Committee

This committee deals with matters relating to the Strategic Plan and its Goals & Priorities and general policy matters.

Resources (Buildings and Grounds) Committee

This committee handles all matters relating to school’s physical environment. The Committee develops long term goals for the development of the buildings and grounds. Maintenance of the grounds is a key responsibility.

Finance Committee

This committee sets the budget for programs on an annual basis. It monitors the financial activities of the school and any trading operations. This Committee investigates financial options on behalf of the school.

Communications Committee

This committee looks at both internal and external communications, including the website and social media, as well as preparation of promotional material for the school.