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Governing Council

Governing councils work with the site leader Principal to help set and monitor the direction of a site.

A governing council meets regularly to talk about the direction for the site. The timing of meetings can be different for each site, but it’s no less than twice a term in week 4 and 8.

Meetings are a big part of being on a governing council, but it’s not only that. In your role on the council, you might:

In your role on a governing council, you work with the Principal to:

  • involve the local community
  • develop and approve local policies
  • set the broad direction and vision of the site
  • monitor and review the site improvement plan 
  • be the employing authority of some services, including OSHC and canteen.

The Principal works with governing councils to:

  • give educational leadership
  • carry out the site’s policies
  • carry out the site improvement plan.

We meet twice a term & parent representatives are elected at the AGM for a 2 year term.

All meetings begin at 6.30p.m.

Governing Council Constitution - Click Here
2022 Governing Council Charipserson email : Natalia.Rudaya814@schools.sa.edu.au

Governing Council Sub-Committees

We have a number of sub-committees that parents are invited to join :

  •  Grounds & Maintenance
    Collaborates with the Principal to enable the strategic directions of the College to be supported. Makes recommendations about future development. Encourages and plans for the improvement of the College grounds.
  • Fundraising – Events
    Raise money for school, organise fun family events & school activities for the community.
  • Canteen
    Review food options at the canteen under the Right Bites program to promote healthy eating.
  • Uniform
    Assess uniform needs & arrange them into Summer & Winter.
  • OSHC
    School childcare – before & after school program.
  • Sport
    Organising our After School sports program, health & fitness.
  • Finance
    Ensures the smooth running operations of the school, budgets, fees & resources.
  • SRC
    Student Voice – representatives from each year level communicate to school their peers needs.
  • Parents & Friends
    All new parents & community members can exchange information & seek help from one another. We have a closed Face Book group “Plympton Parents & Friends” if you’re looking for contacts.

Leave your name & contact numbers – advise what interests you most & you will receive an email before the Annual General Meeting.


The school runs best with your assistance & we welcome any help you can provide. Helpers in the Canteen, assistants on school excursions.

Further information

DfE: What a governing council does

Responding to Abuse and Neglect - Education and Care

South Australian Working with Children Check

Governing Council Training