School councils play a key role in Victorian government schools. Participating as a school council member is a rewarding and challenging experience. The school council supports the principal to provide the best possible educational outcomes for students.
School Council comprises of elected parents, teachers and school community members. The Principal attends Council meetings as Executive Officer. School Council meets on the third Tuesday each month, twice a term. The term of office of school councillors is two years. Occasionally a School Councillor retires early and a one year position may be created. This will be specified on the nomination form at Election time. School Community members can be co-opted onto School Council for a specific short term project or assignment. Vacant positions for School Council are declared each February via the newsletter. Nominations are called for from the parent and Department of Education and Training (DET) employee electorates. Formal elections are held if necessary. The School Council Annual General Meeting is held at the end of March each year. All parents are invited to attend.
Herne Hill Primary School’s School council is made up of:
6 elected Non-DET parents
5 DET employees including the principal