The School Council is the key policy decision-making body of the school, consisting of 10 elected representatives, two co-opted community representatives and the principal (executive officer). There are seven elected parent members and three elected Department of Education and Early Childhood Development employees.
Acting as a team, School Council supports the Principal to oversee the efficient governance of the school, and to provide the best possible educational outcomes for students. All parents of students at Mitcham Primary School are eligible to stand for election to the School Council. The term of office for members is two years.
School councils play a key role in Victorian schools, and being a member of School Council is a rewarding and challenging experience.
The composition of the Mitcham Primary School Council is: