Malvern Primary School Council has a membership of 15:
School Council meets at least twice per term currently on Monday evenings. School Councillors have a number of roles and responsibilities which they carry out during the course of the year, one being membership of a sub-committee.
School Council sub-committees have been formed to assist in carrying out its responsibilities. These sub-committees meet at least twice per term and have set goals and targets determined by school council and our School Charter.
Currently, our sub-committees are:
School Council elections are held each year to appoint four parent and two DET employee positions. The notice of election is advertised through the weekly school newsletter in February of each year. Further information on school council elections can be obtained from the School Communities and Network Unit of DET.
All government schools in Victoria have school councils. These 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 DET, a school council has responsibilities for developing such things as: