The college council is the group of people who assist in governing the college and directly influences the quality of education that we provide to our students.
2023 College Council election process and timeline
|Monday 6 February||Nominations open. Message in parent newsletter and on website.
Information and nomination forms placed in the General Office, on Compass and on website and made available for email to interested parents.
Similar information provided to staff via Staff Newsletter or email.
Information provided to students via Compass and Advisor meetings/assemblies.
|Monday 20 February||Nominations close at 4.00 p.m.|
|Thursday 23 February||Ballot papers distributed (if required)
Message to parents advising of ballot
|Thursday 2 March||Ballot (if required) closes at 4.00 pm|
|Friday 3 March||Declaration of poll|
|Thursday 9 March||Induction of new members|
|Tuesday 21 March||Special council meeting to co-opt community members (Principal will preside)
First Council meeting to elect office bearers (Principal will preside)
What is a College Council?
All government schools in Victoria have a school (college) council. They are legally formed bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school within centrally provided guidelines. In doing this, a school council is able to directly influence the quality of education that the school provides for its students.
The new Council is elected each year in February and they hold their first meeting in March.