School Council

School Councils play a vital role in Victorian government schools and are established and operate under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic), the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017 (Vic) and a constituting Order.


The School Council is consisted of the School Council President, Executive Director (Principal), parent members, Department employee members, and a community member. Parents are encouraged to run for positions on the School Council and/or its Sub-Committees (see below).


The Abbotsford Primary School Council meets 8-10 times a year. Meetings are always open to the public (except for occasional closed agenda items), but only School Council members have the right to vote in motions.


The 2021 School Council meeting schedule can be found in the Calendar of our website and on Sentral. Meetings typically run from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Staff Room. Please note that occassionally meeting dates may change at short notice, in which case only School Council members will be advised.


2021 School Council Election

2021 School Council Election Timeline

Notice of Election and Call for Nominations

Parent Nomination Form

Parent Self-Nomination Form




  • Chaired by the Treasurer of School Council;
  • Review and recommends the budget timeline to School Council;
  • Reviews budget submissions and program priority list;
  • Reviews and recommends the budget to School Council;
  • Monitors the revenue and expenditure against the budget;
  • Recommends action to address issues arising from financial reports;
  • Reviews proposed policies relating to finance and recommends these to School Council;
  • Recommends fundraising activities in collaboration with the Community Sub-Committee.


  • Chaired by a non-School Employee member of School Council;
  • Review and report to school council current educational initiatives within the school;
  • Review and monitor school policies and make recommendations on policy to School Council;
  • Encourage parent volunteers to support classroom programs (one-on-one reading, creating teaching materials etc).

If you are interested in getting involved in the Education Sub-Committee, please contact Stanley Wang.


Community and Fundraising

  • Chaired by a non-School Employee member of School Council;
  • Organising, monitoring and managing school fundraising (BBQ’s, Stalls etc);
  • Organising the Chinese Moon Lantern Festival / Art Show (Tents, Food Stalls, Set up/Pack up, BBQ, Ticket Sales etc);
  • Engage with parents and the wider community to seek volunteers for projects (leaflet drops, working bees etc);
  • Encourage the wider community to follow school processes and procedures.

If you are interested in getting involved in the Community and Fundraising Sub-Committee, please contact Lisa Muston.


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