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

    • Policies

    • Inclusion