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School council

School council dates

Term 1

Tuesday 20 February

Tuesday 19 March

Term 2

Tuesday 7 May

Tuesday 4 June

Term 3

Tuesday 6 August

Tuesday 3 September

Term 4

Tuesday 29 October

Tuesday 26 November

DET members

  • Alisha Campbell

  • Trudy Whewell

  • Marc Warren

Parent members

  • President Abdulraham Mahmood

  • Vice President Sathi Krishnamurthy

  • Stacey Brakoulias

  • Pooja Cooray

  • Savita Padam

  • Meisha Miradhianty

School councils play a vital role in Victorian government schools and are established and operate under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic), the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017 (Vic) and a constituting Order.

Objectives of school council

  • 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 interest of the students

  • Enhance the educational opportunities of students at the school

  • Ensure the school and the council complies with any requirements of the Education and Training Reform Act, the Education and Training Reform Regulations, a Ministerial Order or a direction, guideline or policy issued under the Education and Training Reform Act.


Functions of school council

  • To establish the broad direction and vision of the school within the school's community

  • To arrange for the supply of:

    • goods

    • services

    • facilities

    • materials

    • equipment

    • other things or matters required for the conduct of the school, including the provision of preschool programs

  • To raise funds for school related purposes

  • To regulate and facilitate the after-hours use of the school premises and grounds

  • To exercise a general oversight of the school buildings and grounds and ensure they are kept in good order and condition

  • To provide for the cleaning and sanitary services that are necessary for the school

  • To ensure that all money coming into the hands of the council is expended for proper purposes relating to the school

  • To provide meals and refreshments for the staff and students of the school and make charges for those meals or refreshments

  • To inform itself and take into account any views of the school community for the purpose of making decisions in regard to the school and the students at the school

  • To generally stimulate interest in the school in the wider community

  • To prepare the School Strategic Plan and the Annual Implementation Plan — to be signed by the president and the principal

  • To report annually (the Annual Report) to the school community and to the Department on:

    • the school’s financial activities

    • the School Strategic Plan, and

    • any other matters that are determined by the Minister

  • To manage the hire, licence and shared use of school facilities

  • To determine the dates for the school’s student-free days:

    • in accordance with the number of student-free days each calendar year specified by the Secretary of the Department


  • To perform any other function or duty, or to exercise any power conferred or imposed on the council by or under:

    • the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, or

    • any regulations made under that Act

    • a Ministerial Order made, or direction issued, by the Minister under the Education and Training Reform Act.

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