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.

Our school council comprises parents, the principal, staff, students and 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 co-opted by the school council

The School Council meets each month on the third Thursday of the Month from 6.00pm to 7.30pm. During 2021 we met online, but we are slowly getting back together in person. We do not meet during school holidays. All parents are welcome to attend the meeting as visitors.

2022 School Council Nominations

To be used by parent and staff self-nominees, or when nominating others

I wish to declare my candidacy for an elected position as a parent member on the Charles La Trobe College School Council
Nomination Type(Required)
Residential Address(Required)
I am nominating (as) a parent of a Charles La Trobe / Olympic Village or Pavilion Student(Required)
Must be a currently enrolled student or students
I am an employee of the Department of Education & Training(Required)
I am an employee of the school council(Required)
I am engaged in work at and for the school(Required)
I am prepared to serve as a Parent member of the above-named school council. I hereby declare that: • I am not, and have ever been, insolvent under administration • I am not of unsound mind • I have not been found guilty of an offence that is, or would if committed in Victoria be, an indictable offence • I am not a registrable offender within the meaning of the Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004. • I am not suffering from any medical condition that would affect my ability to perform the role of member of a school council.
The personal information provided in this form is collected as part of the school council election nomination process. The information may be used to determine your eligibility as a candidate. Your personal information may be disclosed as a result of inspection prior to the commencement of voting or at any time up to one year from the declaration of the poll. Your name will be included in a list of school council candidates and nominators (where applicable) posted in a prominent position at the school and for candidates, on a ballot paper (where applicable). Further, the name, membership category, gender (optional), term of office, office held (if any) of school council members and notification whether the member is an employee of the Department will be forwarded to the Department of Education and Training by the principal by 30 April each year as a record of council membership and may be used for statistical purposes. You can access your personal information by contacting the principal on 9223 1400. If you choose not to give some or all of the information requested your nomination may not be accepted. If you have any queries about the school council nomination process, please contact the principal.