Governing Council

Governing Councils are bodies that govern a school or preschool. Governing Councils work with the site leader (Principal) to help set and monitor the direction of a site. A Governing Council meets regularly to talk about the direction for the site. The timing of meetings can be different for each site, but it’s no less than twice a term.

Meetings are a big part of being on a governing council, but it’s not only that. In your role on the council, you might:

  • be on an interview panel to select the site’s Principal or Education Director
  • need to deal with media in response to an event or a good news story
  • attend events to support or promote the school
  • Governing Council meets twice a term