School Council play an important role at Harvest Home Primary School.
Participating as a school council member is a very rewarding and positive experience. The school council supports the principal class to provide the best possible educational and wellbeing outcomes for the Harvest Home Primary School community.
All school councils in Victoria operate under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006. Each school council is established by an Order of the Minister for Education, which specifies the council’s membership, size and configuration, its objectives, powers, functions and accountabilities and the role of its executive officer who is the principal. The school council has functions in setting and monitoring the school’s direction.
School councils have three main responsibilities:
Other Key Functions of School Councils include:
For further information on School Council and its role and processes, please visit the departments management and governance web pages about School Councils.
School Council operates can also operate sub-committees. Sub-committees are advisory bodies to the school council and assist council with work that needs to be completed. They also meet during each school term and report to the council. Sub-committee reports at school council meetings provide advice and recommendations to the council. The council has the final responsibility for decisions.