The School Council is the mandated governing body of Preston South Primary School. All government schools have a school council that is represented by parents, community and Department of Education and Training staff. Our School Council serves an integral role in school accountability and improvement processes, enhancing the educational opportunities for students and ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.
School Council functions include:
Each member of school council plays a leading role in a nominated sub-committee: Community, Buildings and Grounds, Policy & Finance.
The 2020/2021 Preston South Primary School Council membership is as follows:
· President & Parent Representative: Nanne Mitchelson
· Vice President & Parent Representative: Liz Naumoska
· Treasurer & DET Representative: Miryana Ristovski
· Secretary & DET Representative: Dianne Wells
· Parent Representative: Ben Biro
· Parent Representative: Lisa Bosevski
· Parent Representative: Mani Sajkic
· Parent Representative: Maria Stevens
Sub committees serve as advisory bodies to the School Council and assist the Council with their activities. Sub committees regularly report at School Council meetings to provide advice and make recommendations, however School Council has the final responsibility for decisions. Sub committees are open to non-school council members and provide members of the school community an opportunity to become involved in school planning and Council matters.
Structure of Sub Committees
All school councillors should be involved in at least one sub committee. A sub committee must consist of at least three members. Each sub committee has a nominated convenor that is usually a School Council member.
Sub committees usually meet between regular School Council meetings. This allows time for consideration of their particular area of responsibility and to decide on any necessary action or follow up.
The Preston South Primary School Community Committee play an essential role in engaging our school community. The Community Committee is responsible for fundraising within the school, as well as the coordination and oversight of school events, including Family Fun Night and the School Fete.
The Preston South Primary School Finance Committee oversees and reports on the annual school budget and investments. The Finance Committee also develop relevant policy and attends to any other matters that may be referred to it by School Council.
The Finance Committee does not deal with routine management or operational matters that are the responsibility of the school Principal and school leadership.
Buildings and Grounds
The Preston South Primary School Building and Grounds Committee consult on matters relating to maintenance together with immediate and future plans to improve the school’s grounds and buildings.
The Preston South Primary School Policy Committee is responsible for the ongoing development and oversight of the school policies, including new policies and policy review. Many of our school policies are posted on the Policy Page our website.