The Warrnambool West PS our School Council plays a significant role in the life of the school and is one of the many ways you may become involved in the life of the school.
Teamwork, co-operation, collaboration, trust and confidentiality are the hallmarks of effective councils, and we are fortunate that our councils have been highly effective over many years.
All government schools in Victoria have School Councils. They are legally formed bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school. In the performance of their role, School Councils are able to directly influence the quality of education that the school provides for its students.
Within guidelines provided by the Department of Education and Training (DET), a School Council has responsibilities for the development of:
- the school Strategic Plan, which sets out the main goals and priorities of the school for four years
- the school’s budget which allocates the available resources to make sure that the plans of the Annual Implementation Plan and Strategic Plan are carried out
- the general educational policy of the school
- the physical appearance and maintenance of the school’s buildings and grounds
- the Student Code of Conduct which provides a safe and orderly environment for learning
- the Annual Report on the school’s achievements.
School Council meets at least twice per term currently on Monday evenings. School Councillors have a number of roles and responsibilities they carry out during the course of the year.
If being on our School Council appeals to you, we suggest you have a chat to one of our current councillors or contact our School Principal, Phil Barnes.