School Council Meeting August 28

As a result of the training School Council has updated some procedures and the standing orders to reflect current Department of Education Guidelines. One of these changes is in regard to visitors to School Council Meetings. Regular School Council meetings will continue to be open to the school community (with the exception of closed meetings, or closed items on the agenda). However, visitors are now required to inform the principal (executive officer) of their intention to attend the meeting, no less than 48 hours prior to the meeting, via school email  
On Wednesday, 28th August, school council met. During the meeting, items discussed included: 

  • Building updates – a general update was provided, with a predicted completion date of January 8th, 2020.  
  • A grant submission is being prepared to fund a playground and a whole school design is being created based on feedback from students, staff and parents. 
  • Child safe policies were further updated and fully approved. The Bullying and Cyber-Bullying Prevention policy was also approved.  
  • The Year 3/4 camp for 2020 was approved. 
  • The operational decision for swimming to be moved to a Foundation only program was explained. Further investigation into extending the program will be conducted by the school. This is not a matter for school council, as it is an operational decision.  
  • Standing Orders were amended due to recommendations from the Governance training. 
  • Reports – reports were provided from: Finance; the Principal; Education; Buildings, Grounds and Development; OSHC; and Parents & Friends. Reports were also presented from the Playground working party; Community engagement team; Sustainability team; and the Technology working group. 

Sub-committee and Working Party meeting dates for 2019 are as follows: 

Finance: 9am in the school office - 16 October, 13 November, 11 December 

Parents and Friends: 7pm in the conference room – 7 October, and 18 November 

Education: 6pm in the conference room -  23 October, 20 November 

OSCH: 6pm in the OSCH space - 15 October, 19 November 

Buildings and Grounds: 5:30 pm in Room 1 - 22 October, 19 November 

Camps Working Party: 3.45 pm Conference room - dates TBA 

Community engagement: 3.45 pm Staff Room - 10 October, 7 November 

Wellbeing: 8.30 am Kyla’s office - 22 October,  19 November 

Sustainability: 3.45 pm Room 1 -   18 October, 15 November 


If you would like to join any of the committees or working parties, please get in touch via the office or Kate Copping 


The next school council meeting will be held at 7 pm, Wednesday, 30th October, 2019 in the new library. All are welcome to attend. Please notify the Principal (Executive Officer) at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, if you intend to come, via the email address listed above.