School Council

SCHOOL COUNCIL NOMINATIONS 2021 – 2023
Noble Park Secondary College received three parent nominations for the three parent vacancies as well as one staff nominations for the one vacancy, prior to closing. Therefore, all three parent nominees and one staff nominee have been appointed to two year terms for the Noble Park Secondary College School Council, without the need to hold an election.
Thank you and congratulations to the following successful nominees:

 

Parent nominated members

    • Shadia Haidar
    • Rania Haidar
    • Aileen Kempa

DET Nominated members

    • Maria Theoharis

Student nominated members

    • Sadzida Purdic

Thank you to our outgoing school council members, Rebecca Hooper, Eulogia Ramos, for their generosity of time, expertise and energy given to help shape our school council experience into one that is considered most productive, successful and rewarding.

School Council Election Process and Timetable 2021

Event Date
Notice of election and call for nominations Friday 12 February 2021
Closing date for nominations Friday 26 February 2021 – 4pm
The date by which the list of candidates and nominators will be displayed Monday 1 March 2021
The date by which ballot papers will be prepared and distributed (if nominations
exceed vacancies)
On or before Wednesday 3 March 2021
Close of ballot Friday 5 March 2021 – 3.30 pm
Vote Count/Declaration of vote of successful candidates to be displayed here Tuesday 9 March 2021

Annual General Meeting 6 pm – Social Staffroom (near office)

Followed by meeting of new Council Members in Conference Room at the College.

Wednesday 17 March 2021

 

School Council Elections 2021

Notice of Election and Call for Nominations

An election is to be conducted for members of the School Council of Noble Park Secondary College.

Nomination forms can be obtained from the school and must be lodged by 4.00 pm on Friday 26 February 2021.

The ballot will close at 4.00 pm on Friday 5 March 2021.

Following the closing of nominations a list of the nominations received will be posted here. The terms of office, membership categories and number of positions in each membership category open for election are as follows:

 

Membership category Term of office Number of positions
Parent member From the day after the date of the declaration of the poll in 2021 to and inclusive of the date of the declaration of the poll in 2023 3
Student Member From the day after the date of the declaration of the poll in 2021 to and inclusive of the date of the declaration of the poll in 2023 1
DET employee member From the day after the date of the declaration of the poll in 2021 to and inclusive of the date of the declaration of the poll in 2023 1

If the number of nominations is less than the number of vacancies, a notice to that effect and calling for further nominations will be posted in a prominent position at the school.

Executive Officer – Pam Dyson (College Principal)

Parent elected members

    • Shadia Haidar
    • Jodie Billings
    • Agnieszka Kociszewska
    • Angela Nae-Ivan
    • Rania Haidar
    • Aileen Kempa

DET elected members

    • Elizabeth Roshiah
    • Maria Theoharis

Student elected members

    • Onur Memet Ali
    • Sadzida Purdic

School Councils play a key role in providing the best possible educational outcomes for students.

All government schools in Victoria have a School Council that operates under a legislative framework within the Victorian government school system with particular functions in setting and monitoring the school’s direction.

Being a member of our School Council is a rewarding and challenging experience. Our School Council partners with our school leaders to assist with the efficient governance of the school and make sure decisions are made in the best interest of our students.

Members need to understand their role, the powers and functions of council, and how they are required to work with the principal and the school community.

The term of office for membership is 2 years.

School councils have three main responsibilities:

1. Finance – overseeing the development of the school’s annual budget and ensuring proper records are kept of the school’s financial operation.

2. Strategic Planning – participating in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan.

3. Policy Development and Review – developing, reviewing, and updating policies that reflect a school’s values and support the school’s broad direction outlined in its strategic plan.

How to Join

You don’t need any specific experience or prerequisites – any parent or carer is eligible to nominate for School Council. All you need to be is interested and curious about the school, be available to attend monthly meetings, and work on a sub-committee or working group. Council elections are held each year in February. You can self-nominate and stand for election, or you can encourage another person to stand for election. Note: Ballots are only held if more people nominate as candidates than there are positions vacant.