School Council

The Balnarring Primary School Council plays a key role in the governance of the school, and in supporting the Principal and Staff to achieve the best possible learning environment for the students.

It is a rewarding role, as the Council is responsible for:

  • participating in the development of the School’s Strategic Plan, a document which establishes the direction of the school for the next four years;
  • approving the annual budget and monitoring the expenditure;
  • developing, reviewing and updating school policies;
  • maintaining the school’s grounds and facilities;
  • entering into contracts including cleaning;
  • promoting the school in the wider community.

The School Council is made up of 8 elected parents and can have ex-officio members invited by the Council for their contribution. The Principal, Assistant Principal and DET representatives (members of staff) also attend School Council meetings.

Council members are elected for a 2 year term. Half the membership is elected or co-opted each year.

The school community is very appreciative of the amount of time and commitment generously given by the School Council!