School Council


School councils play a key role in Victorian government schools. A school council develops a vision for the school in collaboration with all members of the school community and is actively involved in the development of and endorses the school’s strategic plan.

 

School Council is the governing body of the school and draws on the school community for its members - parents, DET staff and the broader community. School Council determines appropriate policies within Department of Education and Training (DET) guidelines that will ensure that the aims of the school are achieved. In addition, Council controls the school’s monies and resources.

 

School Council operates under a framework provided by the:
• Education and Training Reform Act 2006
• Education and Training Regulations 2007
• The School’s Constituting Order

 

 

Objectives, functions and powers of school councils
The Education and Training Reform Act 2006 defines the objectives, functions and powers of school councils.

 

Objectives
A school council’s objectives are to:
• assist in the efficient governance of the school
• ensure that its decisions affecting students of the school are made having regard, as a primary consideration, to the best interests of the students
• enhance the educational opportunities of the students of the school
• ensure the school and the council comply with any requirements of this Act, the regulations, a Ministerial Order or a direction, guideline or policy issued under this Act.

School Council is made up of 13 members:
• 8 elected non-DET members - parents
• 4 DET employees, other than the Principal
• the Principal

 

Non DET members (Parents)
Elizabeth Bajada (President)
Debra McDonlad
Carly Muir
Jackie Forward
Jelena Gutovic
Bong Lau
Rebecca Hill
Vaishali Mishra
Kellie Spencer
Rebecca Briggs- Sparks

 

DET members (Staff)
Wendy McCall (Assistant Principal)
Thomas Goddard (Assistant Principal)
Kim Mitchell (Leading Teacher)
Hayley Telllis (Education Support)

 

Principal
Jenny Robinson

 

Sub Committees

Finance:
Jenny Robinson
Wendy McCall
Kevin Tootell
Elizabeth Bajada
Jelena Gutovic
Debra McDonald
Kellie Spencer

 

Education:
Thomas Goddard
Kim Mitchell
Elizabeth Bajada
Bong Lau
Kellie Spencer
Jelena Gutovic

 

Buildings and Grounds:
Jenny Robinson
Kevin Tootell
Harry Tila
Elizabeth Bajada
Rebecca Hill
Carly Muir
Hayley Telllis
Vaishali Mishra

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