Community - School Governance

Finance – overseeing the development of the school’s annual budget and ensuring proper records are kept of the school’s financial operation.

Strategic Planning – participating in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan.

Policy Development and Review – developing, reviewing and updating policies that reflect a school’s values and support the school’s broad direction outlined in its strategic plan.

Other key functions of school councils include: raising funds for school-related purposes, maintaining school grounds and facilities, entering into contracts, reporting annually to the school community and the Department, representing and taking the views of the community into account, regulating and facilitating after-hours use of school premises and grounds and operating a children’s service at the school. The School Council at Bandiana Primary is made up of seven delegates, the Principal, one DET representatives, and five parents. Elections are held annually for positions. Each of the elected members holds their position for two years.