All School Councils in Victoria operate under the Education and Training Reform Act 2016.
Each School Council is established by an Order of the Minister for Education, which specifies the council’s membership, size and configuration, its objectives, powers, functions and accountabilities and the role of its Executive Officer who is the Principal. The School Council has particular functions in setting and monitoring the school’s direction.
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.
School Councils comprise parents, the Principal, staff and students. School Council elections are held in Term 1 each year. All parents or guardians of students enrolled at the school are eligible to vote for parent members, and staff vote for staff members.
The College School Council meetings are held twice per term on Thursday evenings starting at 6:00PM. All parents are welcome to attend the meeting as visitors.
If you would like to apply to be on the School Council, please contact the school on 5996 3544 for more information.
Student membership of School Council
Our school constantly encourages students to take the lead and have a say in the school they would like to see. In pursuit of this, our school offers students the opportunity to become a part of the School Council. Every year, two students are elected from the SRC as School Council members alongside parents, teachers, community representatives and the College Principal.
Accepting this position entails after school meetings once a month where members discuss events that have happened throughout the year. These items include, pressing concerns and solutions. Students on School Council are given insight into the finer details of what happens within our school. Participating in this role, allows students to build confidence when conversing with a variety of people. This is a vital skill students need to equip themselves with the real world.