The Mt Martha Primary School Council comprises parents, the principal, staff and community members and has a total membership of 15. Council assists in setting the educational policy and the long term future for the school and the principal is responsible for the running the school.School Council meets on the second Thursday of the month in the Staff Centre at 6.45pm.All School Councillors (both Staff and Parents) volunteer their time to take up their elected roles. As a school community, we greatly appreciate them giving of their personal time to attend the Sub-Committee and Council meetings. As such, we are attempting to streamline the meeting procedures to allow Council meetings to run efficiently and effectively.At School Council, all Councillors take their elected roles seriously – giving the dedication, enthusiasm and discretion that such a position requires. They are focused on ascertaining that the best possible practices are fostered within our school community. This leads ultimately to the best learning environment for our precious children – stimulating their minds within an encouraging and safe haven.Elle Baker
School Council President.For further information please read the attached PDF "Introduction to School Council".
Four ways to participate in decision making for MMPS
1. Make contact with either the School Council President, Principal or School Councillors
Martin Page (Principal) Elle Baker (President) Karen Walker Hugh O’Brien
Ross Hamaline Pia Smillie Jane Doye Sarah Portanier
Luke Woods Simon Gennari (Social Events Committee) SEC representative - Jeanette Phillips
2. Attend School Council Subcommittee monthly meetings. These meetings are advertised on the front page of the Banksia Bulletin.Subcommittee meetings function as working parties for School Council. It is at these meetings that the research and investigations of projects and issues by committee members are debated by everyone present. Subcommittee meetings are also the forum where discussions are held, suggestions are considered, ideas are collected and policies and documents are reviewed. The work of the subcommittee is presented to School Council as a written report and includes recommendations for consideration at the next School Council meeting. Visitors are able to be present at open School Council meetings with the permission of the Principal. They are seated in the lounge area of the Staff Centre and participate through the President/Chairperson. Visitors may be required by the President/Chair person or Principal to leave the room should there be a need for part of an open meeting to be closed or to ensure the School Council meeting proceeds efficiently. All School Council documentation including Committee Reports is available for viewing by non school council parents through the Principal or School Council President.3. Take part in opportunities as they arise by responding to surveys and invitations published in the Banksia Bulletin.