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School councils/boards

The council or board of a public school works with the school community to achieve the best outcomes for students.

The functions of the council/board are covered by legislation. The principal of the school is a member and elected members include parents, school staff, and students in secondary settings. Members of the wider community may also be invited to join and lend their skills and expertise.

Councils/boards make an important contribution towards supporting public education. 

A new training program is being developed to strengthen public school councils/boards and enable chairs and members to take an even greater role in supporting the directions of their schools.

The training will be available in 2018 and expressions of interest will be called later in 2017.

For more information on the roles and responsibilities of incorporated and unincorporated school councils and boards  visit our School councils and boards website.