What is School Council?
School Councils are legally constituted bodies charged with oversight of the strategic and financial direction of the school.
Who is eligible to join:
The elected membership of the Eynesbury Primary School Council includes:
- Six parent representatives
- 2 Staff representatives (DET employed)
- The Principal as the Executive Office
What does School Council do?
- Assist in the development of the school strategic plan
- Approve the annual budget and monitor expenditure
- Oversee maintenance of grounds and facilities
- Review and update school policies
- Develop community relations
School Council does not:
- Manage the school
- Employ staff
- Determine class allocations
- Influence/manage curriculum programs
- Influence/manage student wellbeing and/or classroom management programs
- Represent individual or sectional interests
- Discuss individual issues between students and/or teachers and/or parents
Why is parent membership important?
Parents on school councils provide important viewpoints and have valuable skills that can help shape the direction of the school.
Do I need special experience to be on school council?
Each member brings their own valuable life skills and knowledge to the role. Some councillors may find they need to develop skills or knowledge in unfamiliar areas, but this can be addressed with training. Essential to parent involvement is an interest in Eynesbury Primary School and a desire to work in partnership with school leadership.
Out of School Hours Care
Before and after school, curriculum day and holiday care provided by our OSHC partners Big Childcare. For more information, please go to