School Council

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.

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

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.

A school council’s functions include:
• establishing the broad direction and vision of the school
• developing, reviewing and updating the policies of the school
• arranging for the supply of goods, services, facilities, materials and equipment that are required for the conduct of the school, including the provision of preschool programs
• raising funds for school related purposes
• regulating and facilitating the after-hours use of school premises and grounds
• exercising a general oversight of the buildings and grounds and ensuring that they are kept in good order and condition
• providing for cleaning and sanitary services necessary for the school