The MPS school council consists of parent members and staff representatives. There are currently 13 school council members made up of eight parents and five staff. There are also an extra two community members. The council has various subcommittees which report to the council. These are Finance, Buildings and Grounds, Policy, Canteen, Out of Hours School Care, Marketing, Integration and Grants.
The role of the school council is to:
– set the broad direction and vision of the school including the school strategic plan;
– develop, review and update school policies;
– approve the school’s annual budget and monitor expenditure; and
– develop effective communications to engage with parents, the school community and the broader community to create interest, effective partnerships and improve the school.
The school council has a governance role while the principal manages the school and is responsible for ensuring the delivery of a comprehensive education program for all students.
How can parents be involved?
Parents can nominate for school council at the start of each year. A notice is sent out to all families seeking nominations. Voting occurs at the council’s AGM in March. Members serve on the council for two years, with half the positions vacated each year. The principal nominates the staff representatives.
How can parents raise issues with the school council?
Parents can contact any school council member to raise issues or concerns. Typically these will relate to matters of school policy. Teaching or educational issues should be raised with the relevant teacher or principal in the first instance. As Marlborough School Council elections are presently underway for 2018, please contact the Principal Neil Butler regarding any school council matters.
Can parents attend school council meetings?
Yes, council meetings are open to all parents to attend and observe. In some cases, parents who have raised particular matters for council consideration may be asked to attend and present on the issue. If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact the Principal, Neil Butler.