Our College Council Election process will start next week and this year we have three positions available for the election. Three Councillors have completed their two year terms and one has the option to stand again and two councillors are retiring. Our Council has eight parent representatives and four DEECD representatives (staff). There is an opportunity for parents interested in supporting their child’s education to join our Council team and if you are considering joining our College Council, please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information. Parents on College Council provide important viewpoints and have valuable skills that can help shape the direction of the College. Those parents who become active on a College Council find their involvement satisfying in itself and may also find that their children feel a greater sense of belonging. Nominations Forms will available for parent members at the College’s general office as of Monday 25th February.
College Council Elections 2014 Timeline
|Notice of election and call for nominations||25th February 2014|
|Close of nominations||11th March 2014|
|Display list of candidates, nominator & seconder||11th March 2014|
|Prepare ballot papers and distribute on or before (if necessary)||17th March 2014|
|Close of ballot||24th March 2014|
|Count votes & declare ballot||24th March 2014|
Who is on the school council?
There are three possible categories of membership:
- A mandated elected Parent category. More than one third of the total members must be from this category. Department of Education (DEECD) employees can be Parent members at their child’s school.
- A mandated elected DEECD employee category. Members of this category may make up no more than one third of the total membership of school council. The principal of the school is automatically one of these members.
- An optional Community member category. Its members are co-opted by a decision of the council because of their special skills, interests or experiences. DEECD employees are not eligible to be Community members.
The term of office for members is two years. Half the members must retire each year, creating vacancies for the annual school council elections.
We have 3 vacancies for DEECD employees and 3 vacancies for Parent Members.