School Council and Parent Reps

School Council

The School Council is the group of people who assist in governing the school.  The role of school council is one of setting the long term future for the school and plays an important role in the school’s accountability and improvement processes.

The Aberfeldie School Council consists of individuals from DEECD, Parents and Community Representatives.  School council must meet at least 8 times each year and once per term. At Aberfeldie Primary School Council generally meets once a month.

The Aberfeldie Primary School Council operates through a number of sub-committees.  Sub-committees provide advice and make recommendations to the school council, reporting regularly at school council meetings. Sub-committees are open to all Aberfeldie Community Representatives and therefore provide opportunities to get involved.  Sub-committees generally meet every month.

2013 sub-committees for Aberfeldie Primary include:

  • Finance,
  • Buildings and Grounds,
  • Education / ICT, and
  • Friends of Aberfeldie.

School Council Dates for 2013

  • 20 May
  • 17 June
  • 22 July
  • 19 August
  • 24 September
  • 21 October
  • 18 November
  • 16 December

School Council Members

Peter Wood – President, Karen Schuman – Vice President, Stephen Gledhill – Treasurer, Annette Kakris, Mark Heintz, Rachael Kovacs, Jessica Margariti, Belinda Selwood, John Austin, Heather Golder - Acting Principal, Marlene Suter – Teacher, Laura Montgomery – Teacher & Julie Doheney – ES

To contact School Council parent and community representatives please email the school: aberfeldie.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au marked attention School Council

More information is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/management/governance/schoolcouncils/default.htm

Documents:
Making The Partnership Work (PDF)
Introduction to School Council: a guide for prospective members (Powerpoint) 

School Council Minutes:

Download Here:

12th February 2013 Minutes

6th March 2013 Minutes

22nd April 2013 Minutes 

21st May 2013 Minutes 

22nd June 2013 Minutes 

 22nd July 2013 Minutes

19th Aug 2013 Minutes 

16th Sept 2013 Minutes

Parent Reps

Aberfeldie Primary School is very fortunate in having a committed, vibrant school community.  This has been demonstrated through a number of activities – working bees, family picnics and fundraising events.

One way for parents to get involved with the school is by being a designated Classroom Parent Representative.  The focus of the Classroom Parent Representative is to build on our community spirit and strengthen our network of activities and communication.

The role of the Parent Representative includes:

  • Being an initial, welcoming contact for families
  • Informing parents about the ways they may get involved with the school
  • Supporting  fund-raising activities by inviting parents to participate, drawing  up rosters etc
  • Initiating informal social gatherings for the class parents