All government schools in Victoria have a School Council. They are legally formed bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school within guidelines provided by the state government Department of Education and Training (DET). In doing this, a School Council is able to directly enhance the quality of education that the school provides for its students.
Trentham District Primary School may have a number of members on its School Council at any time: our School Principal, a teacher representative, a community representative and a number of parents - one of whom is elected President. School Council parent members are elected for a two-year term, with elections held in the first term of each school year.
Our School Council meets on the second Tuesday of the month, at least twice per term. However, this date is adjusted occasionally to suit local events.
The Council consists of sub-committees with all Council Members being involved in at least one sub-committee. The current sub-committees include Education, Facilities, Finance, and the Parents & Friends Group.
All TDPS parents, carers and teachers are encouraged to attend School Council meetings and to join these sub-committees when possible.