School Council

School councils play a key role in Victorian government schools. Participating as a school council member is a rewarding and challenging experience. The school council supports the principal to provide the b​​est possible educational outcomes for students.

School Council Composition

A minimum of eight School Council meetings take place each year and elections are held each March. Northern Bay College School Council is: Parent Reps: Angie O'Day (President), Philippa Rickards (Treasurer), Anthony Vriesen and Erin Stokes. DET Reps: Scott Diamond (Executive Officer) James Bayard (Secretary) and Kathleen Nardi. Student Rep: Ali Agha Wali Zada Community Reps: Blake Edwards (COGG) and Jo Henriksen (Deakin University)

School councils have three main responsibilities:

  • finance: overseeing the development of the school’s annual budget and ensuring proper records are kept of the school’s financial operation
  • strategic planning: participating in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan
  • policy development and review: developing, reviewing and updating policies that reflect a school’s values and support the school’s broad direction outlined in its strategic plan.

Other key functions of school councils include:

  • raising funds for school related purposes
  • maintaining school grounds and facilities
  • entering into contracts
  • reporting annually to the school community and the Department
  • representing and taking the views of the community into account
  • regulating and facilitating after-hours use of school premises and grounds

School Council is also accountable for the dissemination of Policies and sharing of significant School Reporting

Link here to these pages

School Council Policies

School Council Reporting