|The school council is a vital element in the management of the school to enable staff to provide the best possible learning opportunities for all students.
What is a school council and what does it do?
All Government schools in Victoria have a school council. They are legally formed bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school within centrally-provided guidelines. In doing this, a school council is able to influence directly the quality of education that the school provides for its students.
Why is parent membership so important?
Parents on school councils provide important viewpoints and have valuable skills that can help shape the direction of the school. Those parents who become active on a school council find their involvement satisfying in itself and may also find that their children feel a greater sense of belonging.
How can you become involved?
The most basic way is to vote in the elections, which are conducted at the commencement of each school year. (Ballots are held only if more people nominate as candidates than there are positions vacant.)
Another way to become involved is to stand for election as a member of the school council or encourage another suitable person to stand for election.
Otherwise, you may like to join one of the committees to support the school council operations. For details of what the committees do, please click on the list to the left.
Download School Council Standing Orders here
For more information about school council, please click on the following links.