School Council

School Council

 

School councils play a vital role in Victorian government schools and are established and operate under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic), the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017 (Vic) and a constituting Order.  If you are interested in becoming a member of Newcomb Primary School Council, or would like to communicate with the School Council President, please contact Gary Winbolt at smkdog@gmail.com.

 

Meetings for 2024 will be held in the community room at 4.45pm on:

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Tuesday 13th February 

Tuesday 19th March (public meeting)

Tuesday 14th May 

Tuesday 18th June 

Tuesday 30th July 

Tuesday 3rd September 

Tuesday 22nd October 

Tuesday 3rd December

 

Please find a list of current Newcomb Primary School Council below:

 

Name

Role

Blanche Denmead

DET Employee - Principal

Amanda Wright

DET Employee – PLC Leader/Classroom Teacher

Madeleine Notley

DET Employee – Classroom Teacher

Donna Parsons

DET Employee – Education Support Staff

Gary Winbolt

Parent Member – President

Calista Davis

Parent Member – Vice President

Rachel Smith

Parent Member - Treasurer

Luke James

Parent Member

Amber King

Parent Member

Megan Morris

Parent Member

Chantell Watts

Parent Member

 

School Council Meeting Requirements:

 

  • A school council must meet at least eight times per year and at least once per school term.
  • School council meetings will go no longer than 2.5 hours.
  • The president must preside meetings of the school council.
  • A school council must operate with a quorum. A quorum requires not less than one half of school council members to be present at the meeting and the majority of members present must not be Department employees.
  • Minutes are the official record of the proceedings at a meeting.
  • A school council must call a public meeting at least once a year and report the proceedings of the council since the previous AGM.

 

Functions of school council:

 

  • to establish the broad direction and vision of the school within the school's community.
  • to arrange for the supply of goods, services, facilities, materials, equipment.
  • to raise funds for school related purposes.
  • to regulate and facilitate the after-hours use of the school premises and grounds.
  • to exercise a general oversight of the school buildings and grounds.
  • to provide for the cleaning and sanitary services that are necessary.
  • to ensure that all money coming into the hands of the council is expended for proper purposes relating to the school.
  • to inform itself and take into account any views of the school community for the purpose of making decisions in regard to the school and the students at the school.
  • to generally stimulate interest in the school in the wider community.
  • to prepare the School Strategic Plan and review the Annual Implementation Plan.
  • to report annually (the Annual Report) to the school community and to the department on: the school’s financial activities, the School Strategic Plan, and any other matters that are determined by the Minister.
  • to manage the hire, licence and shared use of school facilities.to determine the dates for the school’s student-free days.