School Council

What is the function of School Council?

  • Establish the broad direction and vision of the school within the school’s community
  • Participate in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan
  • Develop, review and update school policies
  • Raise funds for school-related purposes
  • Approve the annual budget and monitor expenditure
  • Maintain the school’s grounds and facilities
  • Enter into contracts (e.g. cleaning, construction work)
  • Report annually to the school community and to DEECD
  • Generally stimulate interest in the school in the wider community

Who is on School Council?

  • There are 3 categories of membership:
    • Parent members
    • DEECD employee members
    • Community (co-opted) members (optional)
  • School councillors are elected for a two-year term
  • Terms, rights and responsibilities of community members are the same as those of elected councillors School council sub-committees
  • School councillors would normally sit on at least one subcommittee
  • Subcommittees might include:
    • Finance
    • Grounds and facilities
    • Educational policy
    • Fund-raising