School Council


Kalinda Primary School is a vibrant school that offers many exciting educational opportunities and social activities for our students to participate in. School Council is an active part of the Kalinda Primary School community.

 

The parent/guardian members provide valuable viewpoints from their own experiences, their children, and from the wider parent/guardian body. Teachers contribute their strong educational expertise to the council and hence the school community.

 

What is a School Council?

  • A legally formed body that is given powers to set the key directions of a school
  • The major governing body of the school
  • Plays an important role in school accountability and improvement processes

 

The objectives of the Kalinda School Council are to:

 

  • Assist in the efficient governance of the school
  • Ensure students’ best interests are priority
  • Enhance the educational opportunities for students
  • Ensure compliance with a range of relevant legislations, regulations and Education Department directions, orders or policies.

The responsibilities and functions of the School Council include:

 

  • Establish the broad direction and vision of the school within the school’s community
  • Contribute to the development and monitoring of the School Strategic Plan
  • Develop, review and update school policies
  • Raise funds for school related purposes
  • Approve annual budgets and monitor expenditure
  • Maintain the school’s grounds and facilities
  • Enter into contracts such as for cleaning or construction
  • Stimulate interest in the school in the wider community

Parents are welcome to attend , but we ask that you email the school before the day of the meeting to confirm on 

kalinda.ps@education.vic.gov.au

 

2021 meeting dates

 

Meetings are held on Mondays and commence at 7:30 PM.

 

22 February

22 March

3 May

31 May

26 July

23 August

25 October

22 November  

 

We need to comply with current Department of Health regulations regarding Covid 19 precautions. Please note that

Standing Orders require that guests:

  • Must direct all their comments through the chairperson.
  • Raise issue in writing to the President prior to the meeting.
  • Have no voting rights

Subcommittees

 

Subcommittees are advisory bodies to the school council. School councils may form subcommittees to assist the council in performing their duties and functions, and are generally established to provide support in specific areas.

 

Education       (Chair: Shaun McClare)

Provides advice and recommendations to Council on opportunities for advancing educational programs and initiatives in targeted focus areas.

 

Facilities          (Chair: David Thompson)

Provides recommendations to Council on the maintenance and improvement of school buildings and grounds. Members are also involved with planning for future development and conducting regular safety audits and advising on corrective actions where hazards are identified.

 

Finance           (Chair: Ray White)

Provides support to the Principal, Business Manager and Council in the financial management of the school. Members are also involved in budget planning and review of financial receipts, statements and reports.

 

Fundraising     (Chair: Andrea Badlee)

Provides advice and recommendations to Council on funding opportunities and is involved with organizing events and activities aimed at raising funding to assist the School.

 

Further information:  https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/school-council-subcommittees/policy

 

 

Our Current 2021 School Council Members

 

Tom Keegan

President

Parent Representative

Shaun McClare

Executive Officer

               Principal                 

Chair - Education

 

Lauren Hopkins

Secretary

Staff Representative

 

Ray White

 

Treasurer

 

Chair - Finance

Parent Representative

Andrea Badlee

 

Chair - Fundraising

Parent Representative

 

 

David Thompson

Chair - Facilities

Parent Representative

 

Eris Jolley

 

Parent Representative

Mark Jovic

 

Parent Representative

 

Vicky Kuhnell

 

Parent Representative

 

 

 

Chelsea Lloyd

 

Staff Representative

 

 

 

 

 

Fiona Majstorovic

 

Parent Representative

 

 

Mel Tattersall 

 

Staff Representative

 

 

Natasha Weekes

 

Staff Representative