School Council Elections - Information for Parents
What is a school council and what does it do?
All government schools in Victoria have a school council. They are legally formed bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school within centrally provided guidelines. In doing this, a school council is able to directly influence the quality of education that the school provides for its students. The term of office for all members is two years. Half the members must retire each year, creating vacancies for the annual school council elections.
This year there will be 4 vacant Parent Representative and 2 vacant DET Employed Representative positions available.
Nomination forms and self-nomination forms for both categories are available from the school office or from the links below.
Wednesday 10.02.2016 – Setting the Election Framework and Calling for Nominations
Wednesday 17.02.2016 – Closing and Assessing Nominations and Deciding if Ballot is Required
Wednesday 24.02.2016 – Preparing for Ballot (sending out ballot papers and close of ballot)
Wednesday 02.03.2016 – Ballot Closes. Ballots counted and poll declared
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.
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.
Can I visit a council meeting?
Yes. Any member of the school community who wishes to attend a school council meeting as an observer is welcome to contact the school office to make arrangements.
If you have any questions about School Council please contact the school office or Principal for details
Please find below the links for the relevant information and nominations forms for the 2016 School Council elections.
Information for parents
Information for parents (Chinese)
Information for parents (Somali)
Information for parents (Tamil)
Information for parents (Arabic)
Information for parents (Vietnamese)
Schedule 5A: Self-nomination Form for Parent Member Category
Schedule 5B: Nomination Form for Parent Member Category
Schedule 5C: Self-nomination Form for DEECD Employee Member Category
Schedule 5D: Nomination Form for DEECD Employee Member Category