The Government requires every school to have a School Council. The primary role of the Council is to support the Principal with the intention of providing the students with the best possible education. There are other roles the Council has but they all work towards the main aim. The Seville School Council has a maximum of 15 people, one of whom has to be the School Principal. There are also 4 staff positions, all being Department of Education employees. The Department Employee members cannot be more than one third of the total and this total includes the Principal. Parent members must total more than one third of the total and one of these members must be the President of the Committee. There is a Community member position, which can be filled by the Council co-opting someone who does not have a child at the school. This person’s skills, knowledge or standing in the community may provide additional benefits to the Council. The Council must meet at least 8 times a year to consider anything that affects the students’ performance and receive reports from various sub-committees.
Sub- committees include;
• Resource & Management,
• Trading Operations & Fundraising,
• Education & Policy
• Facilities & Environment
Each Sub-committee has at least one Committee member on it plus others who have knowledge or an interest in that area. As a rough guide to each Sub-committee: Resource and Management deals with largely with expenses and income, Trading Operations & Fundraising covers fundraising efforts such as the recent drive-in and the Seville Festival and also oversees the canteen; Promotions deals with activities that promote the school in the community such as Open nights; Education & Policy deals with the school's curriculum, policy development and revision and related matters; and Facilities & Maintenance deals with maintenance of building and grounds. We are always looking for more people to join the sub-committees, in particular Promotions, Fundraising and Facilities & Environment.
Our current School Council office bearers are;
• President -Tamna Bomford
• Vice President - Nicole Shore
• Secretary - Laura Campion
. Treasurer - Lucy Hickey