The Governing Council is comprised of elected members of the school community, the Principal and a staff representative. The Governing Council meets twice per term and the AGM is held in February each year. Governing Council members are elected for two years. Any member of the school community can attend the meetings however they do not have voting rights.
The role of the Governing Council is to:
- Set Broad Direction: The Governing Council identifies and incorporates, where possible, student, parent and community input and values into the broad direction of the school. The principal/preschool director brings the staff perspective to these undertakings. The broad direction may include a future vision, a statement of purpose and a set of values that clearly focus on improving student learning.
- Develop Broad Directional Policy: The Governing Council develops broad policy statements that facilitate the achievement of the school vision and broad direction.
- Initiate and Approve Recommendations and Strategies: All recommendations must conform with government policy, industrial agreements, DECD policy and direction and site decision making structures.
- Monitor and Report Progress: The Governing Council monitors the site budget and progress towards the broad directions set and the targets of the Site Learning Plan. This is done at each governing council meeting where the principal and treasurer provide information and data as a part of their reports against the plans, priorities and budget. A summary of these forms the basis of the Annual Report.
Being a member of the Governing Council provides parents the opportunity to meet other parents throughout various year levels and gain a greater understanding of the operation of the school in its entirety.