The School Council plays an important role in the management of the school. It collaborates with the school community to develop a vision for the school and to develop the School Strategic Plan.
Through the sub-committees, the School Council monitors the school budget and resource allocation, develops and maintains the school buildings and grounds and it reports to and communicates with the school community.
There are 15 members on the Tylden Primary School Council. These include eight elected Parent Members, four DET Employee Members and three Community Members who are appointed by the School Council.
Membership is for a two year period. Elections are held annually in first term. Roughly half of the positions on School Council are declared vacant each year.
School Council Meetings are open to all parents and are held in the evening two or three times each term. The meeting times are advised directly to School Council Members and publicised to all parents via the School Newsletter.
Meeting times for the sub-committees vary depending on the purpose of the group, and are also publicised through the school newsletter.
The Department of Education’s and Early Childhood Development’s School Council website provides more detailed information about School Councils, including information on roles and responsibilities, operations, elections, and strategic planning and policy.