2021 SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING DATES
Monday 15th February
Monday 29th March
Monday 10th May
Monday 21st June
Monday 26th July
Monday 6th September
Monday 18th October
Monday 15th November
Monday 6th December
2021 School Council Members
Who can be on School Council?
For most school councils, there are three possible categories of membership:
A mandated elected Parent category – more than one-third of the total members must be from this category. Department of Education and Training (DET) employees can be Parent members at their child’s school as long as they are not engaged in work at the school.
A mandated elected DET employee category – members of this category may make up no more than one-third of the total membership of school council. The principal of the school is automatically one of these members.
An optional Community member category – members are co-opted by a decision of the council because of their special skills, interests or experiences. DET employees are not eligible to be Community members.
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 obvious way is to vote in the elections, which are held in Term 1 each year. However, ballots are only held if more people nominate as candidates than there are positions vacant. In view of this, you might seriously consider
- standing for election as a member of the school council
- encouraging another person to stand for election.
Do I need special experience to be on school council?
No. What you do need is an interest in your child’s school and the desire to work in partnership with others to help shape the school’s future
School Council Nominations
Application forms are available at the school office.
Nomination forms are to be at the office by Thursday 11 March, 4pm. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the school on 5990 0200.