A Victorian government school council is comprised of parents, the principal, staff and sometimes community members. The school council assists in setting the educational policy of a school. School Councils can have between 6 and 15 members.
All school councils in Victoria operate under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006. 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:
The purpose of the annual report to the school community is to inform parents and the wider school community of the school's successes, activities and achievements throughout the year, and to meet legislative and regulatory requirements under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 and the National Education Agreement 2008. Schools are required to submit a school annual report to the Department by 30 April each year.
Annual reports are made available to the school community at our Annual General Meeting of the School Council in March. This is a public meeting and any member of the school community is welcome to attend.
Once the annual report is ratified by the School Council the ‘Annual Report to the School Community’ is available on the school website and made available at the school office.
Mention of the ‘Annual Report to the Community’ is published in an April school newsletter as being completed and able to be read.
The ‘Annual Report to the Community‘ is then submitted to the Education Department by the stated date.
Click HERE to read the 2021 Annual Report