What is the School Community Council?
The council is your voice in the school community. The members are your elected representatives, and they support the principal, the parish priest and other staff in providing leadership and direction for the school.
What does the School Community Council do?
While the Catholic Education Office owns the school and the principal runs it from day to day, the school community, through the council, works out what Mother Teresa School needs to achieve its goals and how it goes about it.
Here are some of the things the council makes decisions about:
- The school’s ethos, image and role in the local community
- How the school is promoted
- How money is raised and spent (outside the CEO’s set fees)
- Maintenance and capital works programs
- Management of the school canteen
- Provision of Outside School Hours Care (or Afters)
- Enterprise activities (including hall hire)
- School uniforms (within CEO guidelines)
It also suggests ideas and provides advice in areas such as the curriculum, student and parent support, and general educational policies.