As a Governing Council member, you provide a vital service to your school – and you do it as a volunteer.

Under the Education Act, you are responsible for the:

• School Budget
• School Policy
• Site Learning Plan

You are also the legal operator and employer of your:

• Out Of School Hours Care (OSHC)
• School Canteen


“Schools should consider governing councillor training needs in the same way they do staff development.”  DECD


SAASSO’s  Governing Council Training Sessions are specifically developed to help you do your job on your Governing Council.

“As budget planning time approaches, Governing Councils should consider seriously, establishing a line in their site budget for governance costs.” DECD

SAASSO’s trainer will come to your school. This way, your entire council is present, ensuring that everyone understands their role, rights and responsibilities.