“Open and closed meetings”

‘School council meetings would normally be open to the school community and conducted according to standard meeting requirements. Visitors or observers can be present at the council meetings with the agreement of the principal and a decision of council. Visitors have a right to speak but must do so through the person chairing the meeting (usually the school council president). They have no voting rights. There may be times when, for the purpose of confidentiality or other reasons, the council meeting, or part of the meeting, needs to be closed, such as considering a principal selection report.’

In recent months the Council’s focus has been on the implementation of the Child Safe Standards. The implementation of these has to be completed by the end of 2016.  Last week two policies were included in our newsletter: Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct.  This week we are taking our Volunteers Policy to Education Committee and School Council.  Further information regarding the Child Safe Standards is available at https://www.vrqa.vic.gov.au/childsafe/Pages/default.html