School Council

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:

  • Finance – overseeing the development of the school’s annual budget and ensuring proper records are kept of the school’s financial operation.
  • Strategic Planning – participating in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan.
  • Policy Development & Review – developing, reviewing, and updating policies that reflect a school’s values and support the school’s broad direction outlined in its strategic plan.


Other Key Functions of School Councils include:

  • reporting annually to the school community and the Department of Education
  • representing and taking the views of the community into account
  • school policies


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 Sub-Committees


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.





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