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: Mr Craig Hazen
P&C President: Mr Brett Williamson
Teaching Representative: Miss Susan Stacey
Non Teaching Representative: Mrs Michelle English
Parent Representative: Ms Cassie Williamson
School Council Chair: Mrs Laura Jiew