School Council

2017 School Council Dates

(all meetings are held in the staff room at 7.15pm)

Thurs 16 February

Thurs 16 March

Thurs 18 May (AGM)

Thurs 15 June

Thurs 17 August

Thurs 21 September

Thurs 19 October

Thurs 16 November

 

The role of the School Council is to serve and promote the interests of Elwood Primary School students, staff and parents and to promote the school in the wider school community.

The School Council is a legally constituted body obligated under the Education Act 1958 to fulfil the following responsibilities:

Determine the educational policy of the school within the guidelines issued by the Minister of Education;
Exercise a general oversight of the buildings and grounds and ensure that they are kept in good order and condition;
Make any recommendations it thinks necessary for the replacement, extension or alteration of, any buildings, and for improvements to the buildings and grounds;
Provide for the necessary cleaning services;
Ensure that all monies received by the school are expended appropriately and keep financial accounts as directed by the Department and present audited statements;
Stimulate interest in the school;
Carry out any other prescribed duties.

The School Council is comprised of:

  • A maximum of eight elected parents
  • A maximum of four staff members elected by the staff
  • The principal; as an ex officio member
  • A maximum of two co-opted persons

All parents are eligible for nomination to School Council and its associated sub committees:

  • Strategic Planning/Policy Development & Review
  • Community Engagement
  • Finance
  • Environment/Grounds Development
  • Out Of School Hours Care (OSHC) Committee of Management

School Council meets at least eight times a year and its sub committees at least once a term.


Community Involvement

School Council welcomes community feedback and opinions. Members of School Council are available for consultation. Parents are encouraged to interact with the School Council by presenting views personally or by signed letters, responding to surveys and involvement in School Council sub committee activities.

 

Parents are invited to attend and observe School Council meetings. School Council will communicate via a report in the Newsletter after each School Council meeting.

 

Parents

Department of Education

Ralf Huempel - President

Rob Csoti - Principal

Andrew Gyopar

Jay Tucker

Haydn Janney

Nicole Richards

Christine Wood

Corey Hall

Kim Annesley

Nicholas D'Amelio

Christina Redlich

 

Michael Newton

 

 Michael Carter

 

 

Community Co-opted for 2017 :

 

Elisa de Wit &

Francesca Valmorbida

 

 

Strategic Planning/Policy Development & Review

Environment/Grounds Development

Convenor : Nicole Richards

Rob Csoti

Jay Tucker

Lauren Thomas

Michael Newton

Paul Bell

Andrew Gyopar

Kim Annesley

Haydn Janney

 

Convenor : Rob Csoti

Jay Tucker

David Vernon

Louisa Dretzke

Corey Hall

Paul Bell

Andrew Gyopar

 

OSHC Committee of Management

Community Engagement

Convenor : Nicole Richards
Camp Australia

Ralf Huempel

 

Convenor : Rob Csoti

Nicole Richards

Jay Tucker

Michael Feferkranz

Lauren Thomas

Christina Redlich

Alexa Jones

Andrew Gyopar

Kim Annesley

 

 

Finance

The HUB

Convenor : Ralf Huempel

Rob Csoti

Christine Delaney

Michael Newton

 

 

 

Convenor : Vacant

Rob Csoti

Jay Tucker

Nicole Richards

Rhonda Holt

Susan Constable

Todd Asensio

Nicholas England

Helen Bebbington

Kimberley Thomas

Jane Touzeau

Tanya Scott

Haydn Janney

Kez Stubbs

Fleur Chambers

Michele Marchant

 

For more information please contact Rob Csoti on elwood.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au or 03 9531 2762.

To contact the School Council President via email elwood.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au with ATT: Ralf Huempel in the subject.

Click here for more information about School Councils from the  Department of Education and Early Childhood Development