Parents on school councils provide important viewpoints and have valuable skills and a range of experiences and knowledge that can help inform and shape the direction of the school. Those parents who become active on a school council find their involvement satisfying and may also find that their children feel a greater sense of belonging.
School Councils have three main responsibilities:
- Finance – overseeing the development of the school’s annual budget and ensuring proper records are kept of the school’s financial operation.
- Strategic Planning – participating in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan.
- Policy Development and Review – developing, reviewing and updating policies that reflect a school’s values and support the school’s broad direction outlined in its strategic plan.
For further information please see School Council DET Information for Parents
Nomination forms can be collected at the school office from Monday 13th February, 2023.
|SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTION PROCESS AND TIMETABLE:|
|a) Notice of election and call for nominations||Monday 13th February, 2023|
|b) Closing date for nominations & deciding if a ballot is required.||Monday 20th February, 2023|
|c) Date by which the list of candidates and nominators will be posted||Wednesday 15th February, 2023|
|d) Date by which ballot papers will be prepared and distributed.||Monday 27th February, 2023|
|e) Close of ballot||Monday 6th March, 2023|
|f) March School Council Meeting first council meeting to elect office bearers||Monday 20th March, 2023|