Governing council

Our school is governed by a governing council who works with our Principal to help set and monitor our school’s vision and direction.  

The council meets on Monday at 5:15pm in week 4 and 8 of each term. 

The council is responsible for: 

  • developing and approving local policies 
  • approving and reviewing our budget 
  • monitoring and reviewing the site improvement plan 
  • reviewing employment contracts 
  • consulting with the school community to make sure their views are represented. 

Join our governing council

Our current GC body has 4 parent members and we are seeking more parents/carers to join our council. We are asking that you consider becoming a member and being part of a school body that will continue to help move Robe Primary School forward in the spirit of community collaboration.

Governing councils are important bodies that help to govern a school. Governing councils work with the principal to help set and monitor the direction of a site.

A governing council meets twice a term to talk about the direction and management of the site. 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 also be asked to:

  • be on an interview panel to select the site’s principal
  • deal with media in response to an event or a good news story.

In your role on our governing council, you’ll work with myself 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.

My role as principal in Governing Council is to work with members to, for example:

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


The following committees report to the governing council: 

  • Finance Advisory Committee  
  • Parents and Friends Committee 
  • Grounds Committee 

Get in touch with our governing council

To find out more, ask about joining or provide feedback, email 

Visit the governing councils section on the department’s website for more information.