School Council

 

2017 Altona Primary School Council


School councils play a key role in Victorian government schools. 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.

 

School Council is the governing body of the school and draws on the school community for its members - parents, DEECD staff and the broader community. School Council determines appropriate policies within Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) guidelines that will ensure that the aims of the school are achieved. In addition, Council controls the school’s monies and resources.

 

School Council operates under a framework provided by the:


  • Education and Training Reform Act 2006
  • Education and Training Regulations 2007
  • The School’s Constituting Order

 

Objectives, functions and powers of school councils


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


Objectives


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.

 

School Council is made up of 13 members:


  • 8 elected non-DEECD parents
  • 4 DEECD employees, other than the Principal
  • the Principal
  • Up to one co-opted member from the school community (excluding DEECD employees) having a special interest in the school (community membership is optional and this position is co-opted rather than elected).

 

Altona Primary School's current School Council members are:


Parents

Alexis Beckwith (President)

Chris Graham (Vice-President)

Rebecca Letson (Minutes Secretary)

Victoria Cushing

Monique David

Aaron Hunt

Peter Sheehan


DET (Department of Education) employees

Kevin Enright (Principal)

Nicole Fridey (Assistant Principal)

Laura McKendrick (Teacher)

Kerryn Rayson (Teacher)

 

Community Member

Chelsea Hughes 

 

Elected members of the Altona Primary School Council have two-year terms of office with half retiring annually on 31st March each year. Co-opted members of Altona Primary School Council have two-year terms that also terminate on 31st March each year. Elections are conducted according to the Regulations 2007.

 

2017 Meeting Dates

 

15 March

10 May

21 June

16 August

6 September

18 October

8 November

 

School Council Updates

 

June - August 2017 (PDF,227KB)
March - May 2017 (PDF,604KB)

November 2016 - February 2017 (PDF,519KB)

September - October 2016 (PDF,454KB)

June - August 2016 (PDF,382KB)

May 2016 (PDF,475KB)

Translator

 

Previous Month November 2017 Next Month
S M T W T F S
    1 2 34
5 6 7 8 9 1011
12 13 14 15 16 1718
19 20 21 22 23 2425
26 27 28 29 30