Errington Special Education Centre is guided by a School Council who work with the School Management team to oversee the running of the school.
Not being a 'Governing Council', our School Council has less direct responsibilities for running the school, rather acts in an advisory role, creatively brainstorming future directions for the school.
Currently, around 17 people attend Council meetings, made up of about 9 parents; 3 community representatives,up to 2 teachers, the Principal, Deputy Principal and Finance Officer.
Beyond receiving updates on happenings in the school and offering management a parents perspective on activity or future plans, it is also a valuable opportunity for parents to understand more about options that are (or will become) available to their children.
By attending School Council meetings, many parents have gained invaluable information not only about the school itself, but supports when working with external organisations such as Government Departments, NDIS etc.
Meetings are held twice per term, usually on a Tuesday Night, 6.30pm to 8pm in weeks 3 and 8 of each Term.
An Annual General Meeting is usually early in Term 2, with parents attending offered the opportunity to formally join the School Council.
It is certainly not an onerous commitment with little 'work' outside of attending the meetings. Some parents do however volunteer to run or get involved with school activities, such as fundraisers. But that is up to them and their time availability.
School Council members are requested to obtain a DCSI Child Protection check. Although, the cost of obtaining this is covered by the school on your behalf. These certificates remain valid for 3 years from date of issue.
We do encourage you to consider joining. Please contact our Principal for more information or to arrange to visit a future meeting as a guest - telephone Debbie on 8293 3779.