The role of the School Council is to provide oversight of policy and financial matters.
- 6 Parents – elected (3 for a term of 2 years and 3 for a term of 1 year)
- The Principal
- 2 DET employees – elected (1 for a term of 2 years and 1 for a term of 1 year)
All government schools in Victoria have a school council. They are legally formed bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school within centrally provided guidelines. In doing this, a school council is able to directly influence the quality of education that the school provides for its students.
The term of office for all members is two years. Half the members must retire each year, creating vacancies for the annual school council elections.
Parent membership on school councils is important as it provides important viewpoints and have valuable skills that can help shape the direction of the school.
Those parents who become active on a school council find their involvement satisfying in itself and may also find that their children feel a greater sense of belonging.
Parents are encouraged to participate in school council by either nominating or voting in the elections, which are held in Term 1 each year. Becoming involved in school council can be rewarding as it provides an insight on how your child’s school is governed and provides the opportunity to work in partnership with others to help shape the school’s future.
The Friends of Auburn High School
The Friends of Auburn High School (FoAHS) work together to support and promote the school. They organise:
- Fundraising activities to raise money to buy equipment and facilities
- Social activities to build the Auburn High School community and where parents and students can meet
- There are a number of ways to get information on the FOAHS– just follow the links here:
Parents and Carers are encouraged to email their child’s tutor group teacher through Compass with any queries. The Sub-school Managers can be contacted to discuss other concerns.
Student reports are published on the Compass Parent Portal. Learning Behaviour Reports are available near the end of Term 1 and Term 3. Semester summary reports are available at the end of Term 2 and Term 4 to complement feedback provided through the Common Assessment Tasks (CAT) cycle of continuous reporting.
Formal parent–student-teacher Conferences take place following the distribution of Learning Behaviour Reports in March and September.