School Council Message

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Posted on August 5, 2014

Rockdale Public School Council

Being a member of the School Council is a great way to get involved in the school and find out important school matters. Members can give opinions on various funding projects that the school is involved in, such as the recent Building an Education Revolution (BER) project which resulted in a new much needed 6 classroom block being erected in the lower playground. Matters including the school curriculum, school budget, school news and staffing updates are also discussed and problems are addressed.

At Rockdale Public School, the School Council meets up regularly in the evenings once a term during week 6 on Tuesdays at 7:00pm.

School Council meetings are held in the staff room at the school and generally take 1-2 hours. Our executive members representing the school council consist of the school staff, the school principal, parents and carers of students currently attending the Rockdale Public School and our local community representatives. All our members care a great deal about what happens at the school and the direction which the school takes.

School Council meetings are exclusively for the members of the School Council. If you would like to join our School Council as a parent member, you will need to inform the office staff or speak to the school principal, Mr Steed, and fill in the expression of interest form. School Council executive members can be nominated by staff and invited to join at the start of each year. Members need to accept the nominations and may be voted in at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The School Council has a very different role to the P&C Association. For more information about School Councils, check out the NSW Department of Education website at http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/gotoschool/a-z/schoolcouncils.php.

Next Meeting – Tuesday, 13 November at 7pm in the Staff Common Room.
Members of the 2013 School Council

President: Ms Nan Chen

Secretary: Mrs Linda Christie

Executive Officer: Relieveing Principal Amy Ha

Parent Members:
Mr Chura Belbase, Mr Con Kousoulas, Mrs Doris Kousoulas,
Mrs Robyn Morris (P&C President), Mrs Sophie Norved,
Mrs Lucy Spyrou

Community Members:
Ms Mary Anastasi, Mrs Jenny Unsworth

Staff Members:
Mrs Judy Miller, Mrs Sandy Santoromito, Miss Maria Tarros