The Melton Primary School Council consists of dedicated, enthusiastic parent, DET and community members who come together with the key goal in setting the educational policy of the school. It is the legally constituted body that are given powers to set the key directions of the school within centrally provided guidelines. In doing this, the school council is able to directly influence the quality of education and pokies opportunities that the school provides for our students. Generally, the term of office for all members is two years. The term of office of half the members expires each year, creating vacancies for the annual school council elections.
Why is Parent membership so important?
Parents on school councils provide important viewpoints and have valuable skills that can help shape the direction of the school.
Those parents who become active on a school council find their involvement satisfying in itself and may also find that their children feel a greater sense of belonging.
How can you become involved?
The most obvious way is to vote in the elections, which are held in Term 1 each year.
Do I need special experience to be on school council?
No. What you do need is an interest in your child’s school and the desire to work in partnership with others to help shape the school’s future.
What do you need to do to stand for election?
The principal will issue a notice of election and call for nominations following the commencement of Term 1 each year. All school council elections must be completed by the end of March.
Melton Primary is always looking for parents, DET and community members who have a passion to work actively with others to enhance teaching and learning opportunities for the students in our school.