Principal's Word


SCHOOL COUNCIL

 

We are at that time of year again when schools are in the process of electing members onto School Council.  School  councils play a key role in Victorian Government schools. Effective councils have a wide range of skills, expertise and knowledge to support good  governance and provide the best possible educational outcomes for students. You don’t need to have experience to be on School Council, just a commitment to working collaboratively on behalf of the school; building positive relationships within the school community.

 

The configuration of the LPPS School Council consists of ten Parent Category members and five Department of Education & Training (DET) employee members, including the Principal.  Nominations are now being called for School Council Elections.

 

 

 

Half of our School Council members have completed their two-year term and this year two Department of Education and Training (DET) employee members and five parent category positions will become vacant.  Parents are greatly valued on School Council and provide us with an important community perspective for the future development of the school.  They bring with them their experience as parents at the school as well as the views of the wider community.  The School Council meets for a minimum of eight meetings per year on a Monday evening and some School Council members are also required to attend sub-committee meetings.  The starting time for meetings is 6.30pm.  Details will be posted outside the Front Office and you will also be able to find information through the school website.  If you are interested, please consider joining us – your contribution will be greatly appreciated.  I am very happy to talk with you if you want to find out more about what the role entails.

 

 

 

Proposed timetable for School Council election

 

Tuesday 20 February 2018 - Nomination forms available from the Office

 

Tuesday 27 February 2018 – Nominations close 4pm

 

Monday 5 March – ballot paper for election distributed if required

 

Tuesday 13 March – close of ballot at 4pm

 

Monday 19 March – School Council AGM followed by Election of office bearers and General  Meeting

 

 

 

LEVEL NEWSLETTERS

 

This week newsletters from all grade levels were uploaded here on our school website. A wide range of information about the teachers, programs and activities is provided to give parents a better understanding of what the students are currently learning and any events that are on the agenda for the term. If you haven’t already seen them, please have a look.

 

 

 

Denise Webster