College Council

 

Glen Eira College is very proud of our school Council and the work it does. Our school council members are always happy to talk with current and prospective parents.

 

Parent Representatives

Ruth Gordon, Vice President, Chair of BOCI resolvecc@optusnet.com.au 0409 301 441

Lazlo Kiss

Paula Darvas

Julie Staunton

Kristen Skinner

Staff Representatives

Sheereen Kindler Principal, Executive Officer

Haroula Loucaides

Tori Mulligan

Nick Hamer-Smith

Jenny Sanchez

Student Representatives

Ben Hobbs-Gordon

Charlotte Skinner

Community Representatives

Michael Polonsky michael.polonsky@deakin.edu.au

Vicki Williams

A school council:

  • Is a legally formed body that is given powers to set the key directions of a school
  • Is the major governing body of the school
  • Plays an important role in school accountability and improvement processes
  • Endorses the key school planning, evaluation and reporting documents

 

Its functions include:

  • Establishing the broad direction and vision of the school within the school’s community
  • Participating in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan
  • Developing, reviewing and updating school policies
  • Developing, reviewing and monitoring the Student Engagement Policy and the School Dress Code
  • Raising funds for school-related purposes
  • Approving the annual budget and monitor expenditure
  • Maintaining the school’s grounds and facilities
  • Entering into contracts (e.g. cleaning, construction work)
  • Reporting annually to the school community and to DE&T
  • Generally stimulating interest in the school in the wider community

Further information regarding school councils can be found at: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/management/governance/schoolcouncils

Building Our Community and Identity Policy

Rationale:

Glen Eira College is a proudly multicultural Government school.  This diversity enriches our entire school community. Through the actions of this subcommittee, we will preserve and promote mutual respect, harmony and equity.

Aims:

  • Value and celebrate cultural diversity in our school community,
  • Preserve the integrity of our college,
  • Recognise our uniqueness,
  • Develop an ethos that is culturally inclusive and is reflected in our teaching and learning programs.

Guiding Principles:

At Glen Eira College we:

  1. Promote respect for all people.
  2. Proudly uphold our identity as a secular Government school.
  3. Recognise the staff’s and students’ previous knowledge and experience.

Implementation:

  1. Actively maintain our identity as a Government secular school in line with Government Policy.
  2. Actively promote respect for our community, and its varying cultures and traditions.
  3. Value and build upon students’ previous knowledge and experience.
  4. Adopt classroom teaching strategies that cater for difference and use a range of learning styles.
  5. Be alert and respond to any behaviour which exhibits prejudice or racism.
  6. Review strategies for communicating with, and involving parents/carers, to take account of cultural issues.
  7. Provide staff with opportunities to participate in professional development relating to cultural diversity and discrimination.

Evaluation:

This policy will be regularly reviewed in consultation with members of the wider community as part of the College’s strategic planning cycle.

Glen Eira College is very proud of our school Council and the work it does. Our school council members are always happy to talk with current and prospective parents.

 

Parent Representatives

Ruth Gordon, Vice President, Chair of BOCI resolvecc@optusnet.com.au 0409 301 441

Lazlo Kiss

Paula Darvas

Julie Staunton

Rhonda Corbett

Staff Representatives

Sheereen Kindler Principal, Executive Officer

Haroula Loucaides

Tori Mulligan

Nick Hamer-Smith

Community Representatives

Michael Polonsky michael.polonsky@deakin.edu.au

A school council:

  • Is a legally formed body that is given powers to set the key directions of a school
  • Is the major governing body of the school
  • Plays an important role in school accountability and improvement processes
  • Endorses the key school planning, evaluation and reporting documents

 

Its functions include:

  • Establishing the broad direction and vision of the school within the school’s community
  • Participating in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan
  • Developing, reviewing and updating school policies
  • Developing, reviewing and monitoring the Student Engagement Policy and the School Dress Code
  • Raising funds for school-related purposes
  • Approving the annual budget and monitor expenditure
  • Maintaining the school’s grounds and facilities
  • Entering into contracts (e.g. cleaning, construction work)
  • Reporting annually to the school community and to DE&T
  • Generally stimulating interest in the school in the wider community

Further information regarding school councils can be found at: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/management/governance/schoolcouncils

Building Our Community and Identity Policy

Rationale:

Glen Eira College is a proudly multicultural Government school.  This diversity enriches our entire school community. Through the actions of this subcommittee, we will preserve and promote mutual respect, harmony and equity.

Aims:

  • Value and celebrate cultural diversity in our school community,
  • Preserve the integrity of our college,
  • Recognise our uniqueness,
  • Develop an ethos that is culturally inclusive and is reflected in our teaching and learning programs.

Guiding Principles:

At Glen Eira College we:

  1. Promote respect for all people.
  2. Proudly uphold our identity as a secular Government school.
  3. Recognise the staff’s and students’ previous knowledge and experience.

Implementation:

  1. Actively maintain our identity as a Government secular school in line with Government Policy.
  2. Actively promote respect for our community, and its varying cultures and traditions.
  3. Value and build upon students’ previous knowledge and experience.
  4. Adopt classroom teaching strategies that cater for difference and use a range of learning styles.
  5. Be alert and respond to any behaviour which exhibits prejudice or racism.
  6. Review strategies for communicating with, and involving parents/carers, to take account of cultural issues.
  7. Provide staff with opportunities to participate in professional development relating to cultural diversity and discrimination.

Evaluation:

This policy will be regularly reviewed in consultation with members of the wider community as part of the College’s strategic planning cycle.