Our Community - School Council

Our School Council consists of elected parents, community and staff representatives, with parent and community members forming and holding the majority of positions. In summary, the School Council supports in:

1. Establishing and reviewing school objectives, priorities and general policy direction

2. The planning of financial arrangements to fund these objectives and directions

3. Evaluating the school performance in achieving them

4. Formulating codes of conduct for students at the school

5. Promoting the school in the community.

Our School Council's vision statement is:

Together, the School Council works as a team to support priorities, contribute to governance and improve student achievement. The Council strives to model the schools core values of respect, courage, persistence and self-belief, whilst ensuring every student is given the opportunity to reach their full potential. 

Our School Council consists of the following members:

Principle: Lizzy Cox

Chairperson: Jodie Kirchner

Secretary: Raelean Kirchner

Staff Representative: Sara Calver

Parent Representatives: Amy Howell

 

Our Council is governed by Department Policy:

"Under the School Education Act 1999 government schools are required to have a Council, with parent/community members being in the majority. Both in spirit and in its detail, the legislation relating to Councils reinforces the importance of the partnership between schools, parents and the wider community in ensuring that students achieve the highest standards possible. The role of the Council is that of involvement in the governance of the school. This means taking part in the shaping and monitoring of the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions. In addition, other functions are specified in the legislation. Parent and community members must be confident that their viewpoints and expectations have been taken into consideration in the setting of the educational objectives and priorities of the school. When this occurs, staff can then be assured that they have the support of the school community in implementing the school plan."

 

Please check out our newly created induction booklet if you would like to know more about the School Council or would like to nominate yourself when the time comes.

Download:
School_Council_induction_booklet.pdf