All Government schools in Victoria have a School Council. They are legally constituted bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of the school within centrally provided guidelines. All School Council decision-making takes place within a framework of legislated powers, Ministerial Orders, directions, guidelines and DEECD policy.
School Councils assist with the efficient governance of a school. They ensure the best interests of all students are primary, enhance the educational opportunities for students and ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.
At Blackburn Lake Primary School our School Council is made up of parents, teacher and the Principal. Positions on School Council are held for two years. The term of half the members expires each year, creating vacancies for the annual school council elections which are generally held in February each year.
School Council meetings are open to members of the school community. Meetings are held monthly on Tuesday evenings in the Library.
Sub-committees assist the council in the work that needs to be done. They report regularly at School Council meetings, provide advice and recommendations to School Council. Council sub committees set up working groups from time to time to address specific issues. Sub-committee meetings are open to members of the broader school community and other community members.Meetings of these sub-committees are advertised in the school newsletter.
The current sub-committees of the School Council are:
Marketing and Communications
Contact School Council
School council welcomes your feedback and suggestions.
To contact school council either approach one of the school councillors directly or send an email to Blackburn.firstname.lastname@example.org attention: School Council