Crafers Primary School’s Governing Council consists of an active group that supports the ongoing enhancement of the school. The Council meets on Wednesday in weeks 3 and 8 of each term and are open to the school community. If you would like to share an idea or provide feedback, you may also use the feedback template (LINK to section F.4). If you would like to become a Council member or contribute to one of its sub-committees, join us at the Annual General Assembly in week 3 of each year’s first term (held in February).
Role of the Governing Council
The primary role of the Governing Council is the enhancement of students’ learning through the cooperative efforts of parents, students, staff, and others in the community. The Governing Council fulfills this role by:
- Providing a strategic view;
- Contributing to the development of a Strategic Plan;
- Strengthening community partnerships. The Governing Council extends the community’s role in determining the direction of the school and in making decisions affecting them. It is a forum for sharing ideas and a sounding board on proposals.
Under The Education Act 1972, the Governing Council is accountable to the Minister for developing, negotiating and meeting the objectives and targets of the strategic plan. While the governing body has a responsibility to discuss, question and refine proposals, in doing so it must respect the professional and management roles of the principal and staff.