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School council

So what is a School Council and why have one?

The School Council is a group of elected parents and staff from the school community who work towards improved student learning outcomes.

They collaborate with the broader school community to write and monitor the broad strategic direction of the school.

Independent Public Schools (IPS) are required to have a school council as part of their governance structure. The School Council’s main task is the production and (active) monitoring of the school’s strategic plan.

What is the difference between a P & C and a School Council and why does a school need both?

The main difference between the School Council and the P&C is the Council deals with strategic matters and the P & C with operational matters, like Out of Hours School Care (OSHC) and fundraising.

We are  a new Independent Public School (IPS)

Our School Council members are:

School Principal:  Mrs Lee Martin

P&C President:  Dr Daniel Smith

Teaching  Representative:  Miss Cate Hall

Non Teaching Representative:  Mrs Helen Cau

Parent Representative and Sectretary: Mrs Karra Schokman

Parent Representative and School Council Chair:  Mrs Karen Pearce 


Stafford State School Independent Public School Process Timeline:

1.    Staff and P&C Association Members voting on the Stafford State School Council
       Draft Constitution Tuesday 3 October 2017.

2.    Principal to submit Constitution on Wednesday 4 October 2017 to be Gazetted on
       Friday 6 October 2017.

3.    Meeting of Official members (Principal & P&C President) to organise school 
       council elections by appointing a returning officer and make decisions regarding
       details of Staff and Parent elections.  

4.    Public notice of election on Tuesday 10 October 2017.

5.    Nomination forms available for positions on School Council available from
       Tuesday 10 October 2017.

6.    Final date for receipt of nominations and Bio information for parent and staff
       nominees Tuesday 24 October 2017.

7.    Elections – Staff & Parent Tuesday 7 November 2017.

8.    Office and Elected member are appointed at first School Council meeting –
       13 February 2018.