School Council Meetings March 27

During the APRM, reports were presented as summaries of the work done by the school and councillors in 2018. These reports included the principal’s report, the school council president’s report, finance report and subcommittee and working party reports. The school annual report was also presented. It was great to see how much the school achieved in 2018 and reflect on how the school continues to grow and change.

During the regular meeting, items discussed included:

  • All office bearing positions were spilled and nominations for appointment were offered. In 2019 the positions are filled by:
  • Committee and working party chairs were also nominated and are as follows:
    • Finance: Kirrily Noonan
    • Education: Nicola Andrews
    • Buildings and Grounds: Carmel Post
    • Parents and Friends: Ruzi Duric
    • OSHC: Helen Nicoll
    • Camps Working Party: Kate Copping
    • Community engagement: Stephen Sharpe
    • Strategic Funding: Kate Copping
    • Wellbeing: Tim Prendergast
    • Sustainability: Carmel Post

All parents are welcome to join the committees and/or working parties. Please contact either the committee chair directly, or via the school office, or the email above for Kate Copping, if you would like to join any of these groups.

  • Building updates – Hopefully the students will be moving into the new building by the end of the term. There is a hold up due to the electricity not being switched on yet. The school also needs a certificate of occupancy before the students can move in. This also pushes back dates for work on phase 2 of the building project.
  • School Council documents were put forward for approval including the 2019 Standing orders, a code of conduct for school councillors, and grievance procedures. School council is also requesting a change to the constituting orders. A schedule 2 request will be sent to the Department of Education for approval to add another staff member to school council and to add a co-opted community member to school council as well.
  • Kathleen O’Callaghan came to the meeting to explain the school wide positive behaviour strategies that the school is starting to explore. She has explained that clarifying the school values is an important part of the process. School Council discussed the need for broad consultation with the community. More information will be provided to the community at a later date on how consultation on the school values will happen with the students and parents throughout the year.
  • The last day of school (20 December) was approved as pupil free day, as a ‘day in lieu’ for Term 2 Parent Teacher Interviews (25th and 26th June) 2019.
  • The Annual report for 2018 was accepted and approved by school council.
  • Reports – reports were presented from Finance, the Principal, Buildings, Grounds and Development, and OSCH sub-committees, and Parents & Friends. A report was also presented from the Sustainability, Camp, and Community Engagement working parties.

Next school council meeting will be held at 7 pm, Wednesday, 29th May 2019 in the staff room. All are welcome to attend.

Proposed Sub-committee meeting dates for 2019:

  • Finance: 9am in the school office - 15 May, 12 June, 17 July, 14 August, 11 September, 16 October, 13 November, 11 December
  • Parents and Friends: 7pm in the staffroom - 20 May, 17 June, 22 July, 19 August, 21 October, and 18 November
  • Education: 6pm in the staffroom - 22 May, 19 June, 24 July, 21 August, 23 October, 20 November
  • OSCH: 6pm in the OSCH space - 21 May, 18 June, 16 July, 20 August, 15 October, 19 November
  • Buildings and Grounds: 5:30 pm in Room 1 - 14 May, 18 June, 23 July, 20 August, 22 October, 19 November