School Council

Bethal Primary School Council oversees the school within the Education Act and Regulations set down by the Department of Education and Training, (DE&T), and consists of elected parent and community members, staff members and the Principal. School Council has the authority to co-opt additional members when, and if, the need arises. The School Council, as the official management body of the school, is charged with the responsibility of developing educational policies, maintaining the facilities and grounds, overseeing financial operations and ensuring a quality education for all our students.

School Council elections are held every year, when approximately one half of School Council members retire. Members are normally voted onto School Council for two years. Our School Council consists of 12 representatives. Four members are Department of Education and Training (DE&T) representatives, seven members are Parent representatives and one is a Community representative. School Council meets about eight times a year. School Council usually meets in the third Wednesday of the month.

The Bethal Primary School Council utilises a strong Subcommittee structure to ensure that designated areas of the school are being monitored and supported. Ideally, subcommittees consist of parents and teachers, with parents making up the majority of members.

Special Links For Parents

Below are some websites that you may wish to look at relating to Education in Victoria: