School Council

 

School Council 2018
It’s with great pleasure that we welcome the following parent and staff representatives onto The Patch School Council for 2018:

President: Becks Wapshott
Vice President: Elke Evans
Treasurer: Joanne Cheong

Parent representatives: Catherine Walker, Linda McBride, Sarah Tebutt, Simon Storey, Michael Rosenfield

Staff representatives: Deb Hermann (Principal), Michelle Rayner (Assistant Principal), Pauleen Gould, Alesha Sangster,

Community representatives:

Council Subcommittees: Community, Finance, Buildings & Grounds, Out of School Hours Care, Policies.


School Council welcomes contact from parents. Feel free to email the school at the.patch.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au or a letter sent to the school made Attention to School Council, or see contact details for President below.

Currently, School Council meet monthly on a Monday night at 7.15pm. All parents from the school community are welcome to attend meetings - just contact Deb or Maddy prior to the meeting on 9756 7463.

 


What is the function of school council?

  • Establish the broad direction and vision of the school within the school's community
  • Participate in the development and  monitoring of the school strategic plan
  • Develop, review and  update school policies
  • Develop, review and monitor the Student Engagement Policy and the School  Dress Code
  • Raise funds for school-related purposes
  • Approve the annual budget and monitor expenditure
  • Maintain the school’s grounds and facilities
  • Enter into contracts (e.g. cleaning, construction work)
  • Report annually to the school community and to DEECD
  • Generally stimulate interest in the school in the wider community

 School Council Standing Orders

School Council does not...

  • Manage the school
  • Employ ongoing teaching staff with no fixed date for termination
  • Represent sectional interests
  • Renew the principal's contract or hire and fire the school principal
  • Determine class allocations
  • Discuss individual issues between teachers and students and/or parents
  • Purchase land or buildings
  • Enter into hire purchase agreements or obtain credit or loan facilities, unless authorised by the Minister

 

If you wish to know more about the operations of School Council, please visit: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/principals/management/Pages/schoolcouncil.aspx