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School council

Education Queensland recognises that good decision-making often occurs at a local level through direct engagement with the needs and aspirations of the school community.

School councils are the primary mechanism for ensuring these needs and aspirations are addressed. School councils contribute to the strategic leadership of the school and act as the bridge between the school and its local community including staff, parents, governments, community groups and local business and industry.
 
With the freedom to respond to community needs and through the use of local expertise, school councils are well-positioned to embrace innovation to maximise student learning outcomes.
 
School councils play an important role in reviewing and/or approving school-based innovations such as: working autonomously with local businesses, industry and other community organisations, leading to innovative models for sponsorship, industry and infrastructure partnerships contributing strategically to the shape of curriculum offerings that suit the needs of students, for example: International Baccalaureate programs, extracurricular programs, gateway programs and centres of excellence using local flexibility over finance and human resources to ensure resourcing and staffing plans meet local needs the development, use and sharing of facilities and resources.

 

To contact the school council please email : ISSCouncil@ironsidess.eq.edu.au

Council positions are for a 2 year appointment. Elections are held annually. This is now a fully established and cyclical ‘half senate’ model that maintains renewal and stability in the organisation. The 2018 School Council Election process is now underway. Nomination forms for prospective parent members are listed on the right hand side of this webpage. Hard copies of all forms will also remain available at the office.
The election ballot to determine the successful parent and staff nominees will be held on Friday 16 March. The ballot will be open from 9am – 4pm. Nominations for the ballot close on the 2 of March.


All information regarding the process is provided in the Notice of Elections (again listed on the right hand side of this webpage). If you have any questions regarding the process please contact Administration.


he School Principal, Mr Damian Johnson and he School Principal, Mr Damian Johnson and the President of the P&C Association Mrs Karen Wallace are the two returning officers for this process.