The Governing Council’s role is to:
Set broad directions for the school in conjunction with the site leader. This may include the school vision, statement of purpose, and school values which focus on improving student learning.
Develop broad directional policy statements that assist the school to achieve its vision and broad direction
Initiate and approve recommendations and strategies (whilst conforming to government policy, industrial agreements, DECS policy and direction and site decision making structures).
Governing Council is an elected body of parents that meet twice a term to represent the wider school community. They work with the Principal around matters of ‘governance’ in the school.
Things that cover ‘governance’ include:
Reviewing current school polices (eg- Anti-bullying, Sun-safe, grievance procedures etc.)
Fundraising for our students (your children) so we can continually improve our facilities/ equipment (FUNdraising committee)
Oversight of the schools Learning Improvement plan
Oversight of our school’s finances