School Council

The School Council operates under the provisions of the School Education Act 1999 and School Education Regulations 2000.  A School Council Constitution is being developed with the school community in accordance with the relevant legislation.


Please contact a School Council Member if you have any feedback or questions.


School Council Members

 

(Please note tenure is noted in brackets after each Council Member)

Principal: Jason Shapcott (ex officio)

Deputy Principal: Pearl Norman 

Teacher: Terri Hale 

P&C Parent Representative: Council Chairperson Karen Ramsay

Parent Representative: Amanda Buisman

Community Representative: Hon. Peter Tinley MLA

Community Representative: Jenny Bawden

Co-opted Community Members: Allira Bolton and Natasha Deery

 

Purpose

The Council is formed with the fundamental purpose of enabling parents and members of the community to engage in activities that are in the best interests of students, and that will enhance the education provided by the School.

 

Membership

The number of members of the Council shall be a least five but not more than fifteen.

It has been determined by the Council to have seven members for 2016 as follows:

  • The Principal
  • Two teachers
  • Two P&C parent representatives, and
  • Two community representatives

 

Duties

  • The Council establishes and reviews from time to time the schol’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions
  • Monitor planning and finances, and approve contributions and charges
  • Formulate dress code and codes of conduct
  • Promote the school in the community

 

Meetings

Venue: School staffroom

The meetings are held once a term on Friday, Week Nine starting at 8.30am.

Extraordinary meetings may occur, as determined by the Council, to consider issues as they arise.

Each year an advertised open meeting is planned where the council provides a report of the year’s efforts and achievements for parents and community members to discuss, provide feedback and input for the future Council to address and act upon if required.

 

The School Council and the P&C cooperate and work closely for the overall benefit of the school community.