School Council


School councils play a key role in Victorian government schools. Participating as a school council member is a rewarding and challenging experience. Meadows PS school council supports the principal to provide the best possible educational outcomes for our students.

Meadows PS School council has three main responsibilities:

  1. Finance – overseeing the development of the school’s annual budget and ensuring proper records are kept of the school’s financial operation.
  2. Strategic Planning – participating in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan.
  3. 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.

Annual Report 2016

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
  • Operating a children’s service at the school.
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