All school councils in Victoria operate under the Education and Training Reform Act 2016.
Each school council is established by an Order of the Minister for Education, which specifies the council’s membership, size and configuration, its objectives, powers, functions and accountabilities and the role of its executive officer who is the principal. The school council has particular functions in setting and monitoring the school’s direction.
School councils have three main responsibilities:
Finance – overseeing the development of the school’s annual budget and ensuring proper records are kept of the school’s financial operation.
Strategic Planning – participating in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan.
Policy Development and Review – developing, reviewing and updating policies that reflect a school’s values and support the school’s broad direction outlined in its strategic plan.
School councils comprise parents, the principal, staff and often community members. School council elections are held in Term 1 each year. All parents or guardians of students enrolled at the school are eligible to vote for parent members, and staff vote for staff members. Community members are coopted by the school council
The College School Council meetings are held twice per term on Thursday evenings starting at 6:00PM. All parents are welcome to attend the meeting as visitors.