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School council

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School councils enable greater involvement of the school community and other stakeholders, such as industry, in setting the strategic direction for the school.

The school council must perform its role in accordance with legislation and in a way that achieves the best learning outcomes for the school's students.

The school council:

  • monitors the school's strategic direction
  • approves plans, policies and other strategic school documents including the annual estimate of revenue and expenditure
  • monitors the implementation of the plans, policies and other strategic documents
  • advises the school principal about strategic matters.

The School Council Handbook provides a range of supporting materials to establish and maintain an effective school council.

The School Council is calling for nominations from a parent to fill a recent vacancy on the School Council. 

To be eligible for election as an elected parent member, a person must:

  • not be an official member;
  • not have been convicted of an indictable offence, unless the Minister gives approval under the Act;
  • be the parent of a child attending the school.

Nominations can be made:

  • In person, by the Nominating Members, at the P & C meeting on 5 May
  • If the Candidate cannot be present at the relevant meeting, by giving the Secretary, before the meeting, a nomination in writing signed by the Nominating Members and the Candidate
  • If there is only one nomination for a position, the Candidate will be elected to the position if the Candidate receives the votes of a majority of the members at the meeting
  • If there is more than one nomination for a position, the Candidate who receives the majority of the votes will be elected to the relevant office.
  • By completing the attached nomination form (PDF, 328KB) and emailing it to pandc@helensvaleshs.eq.edu.au by Tuesday 27 April.  Alternatively, you may mail the nomination form or deliver it in person to the school, marked Attention:  P & C Secretary.

 

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Last reviewed 22 February 2021
Last updated 22 February 2021