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May 01, 2014

See our ten practical tips for improving governance in a school, ten useful tools, and school council Q&As. School councils use the ten tips to test how far they live up to these practices, and to develop practical actions for improvements. The Q&As cover the following key issues:

  • Purpose and legal status of a council
  • Composition of a council
  • Becoming involved in a council
  • Objectives, functions and powers
  • Planning, policy, reporting and accountability
  • Finance and budgets
  • Office bearers, membership and casual vacancies
  • The principal's and president's roles
  • Meetings, minutes and standing orders
  • Sub-committees and good practice.

For more information or to arrange training for your school council, don’t hesitate to contact us at (03) 9429 5900 and .

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