What is a School Council?
School Council is a legally formed body that is given powers to set the key directions of the school. It is the major governing body and oversees the school’s operation.
Who is on School Council?
There are 3 categories of membership:
- Parent members
- DEECD employee members
- Community members
School Council members are elected for a two year term.
What is the role of a School Council Member?
- Parent members bring expertise and views to council on behalf of the whole school community
- DEECD members bring educational expertise and views to council on behalf of the school community
- Community representatives tend to bring individual expertise to assist council in specific decisions
Could I do the Job?
You need to be keen but you don’t need to be an expert. School Councils work best when they have people from a variety of different backgrounds. You need to be able to work in a team and you do need to be prepared to commit the time to attend meetings and to ensure the work of the council gets done.
Our School Council
Our School Council has 15 members; nine parent members, four elected DEECD employees, one community member and the School Principal who acts as the Executive Officer.
This year we have 4 parent members who have completed their term as parent representatives, Mr Peter Beissmann, Mrs Suhasini Sachdev, Mrs Senada Hajdarovic and Ms Narelle Blackwell and Mr Wassim Hebish has completed his term as your community representative. Mrs Joanne Fisher and Mrs Marilyn Gardner have also completed their two year terms as DEECD representatives. We would like to thank all these councillors for their commitment to Mossgiel Park PS; their hard work has made an important difference to the learning environment for all our students!
I would encourage you to consider becoming a member of your School Council. Parents make a tremendous contribution through this involvement and both your child and the whole school community benefit. You can nominate yourself if you would like to stand for election, or you can ask another parent or a teacher to nominate you. Nomination forms can be collected from the school office. The completed form must be returned by 3:30pm on Monday the 21st of February. Ask the school for help if you would like to stand for election and are not sure what to do. Together we will continue to make Mossgiel Park a great school!