School Council

Highvale’s School Council sets the policy under which the school operates and plays a leading role in every aspect of the school’s development. The School Council contains elected parent and staff representatives.

Would you like to play a part in shaping the future of Highvale Primary School and your child’s education?

If so, School Council would like you to consider joining one of its sub-committees or the Parents and Friends Association (PFA).

What do sub-committees do?

Sub-committees are of great value to help School Council conduct its work effectively and efficiently.  Matters requiring detailed consideration or research should be referred to the appropriate sub-committee rather than being dealt with during council meetings.

Sub-committees are not decision-making bodies.  All their recommendations must be forwarded to school council for consideration and approval.

Who can be a member?

Any member of the school community.  Sub-committees enable a wide range of people who are interested in particular aspects of the school's work to be actively involved in that work.

How much time is involved?

Sub-committees usually meet once per month.  This is the only regular time commitment required.

The school council is supported by several sub-committees
  • Education;
  • Finance;
  • Facilities and Environment
  • Marketing and Community Engagement.
Parents not part of the main School Council are welcome to attend and contribute to sub-committee meetings.
If you are interested in getting involved, check out the school newsletter for sub-commitee meeting dates and times.
Please go to our 'school documents' to view our current Sub Committee ‘Terms of Reference’(Role descriptions for each sub-committee).