Parent participation in our school activities and programs is widely encouraged.There are a range of ways parents can become involved.
The school council is responsible for assisting the Principal and staff in matters affecting school policy, student and teacher welfare, buildings and grounds improvements and equipment purchases.
School council meetings are public meetings and all are invited to attend but only elected members may vote. Meetings are held every second Tuesday of each month at 5.15pm. See the newsletter for details.
The current composition of the Newmerella Primary School Council is:
9 Non-Department employees
2 Department employees and the Principal
Up to 2 community members
School council elections are held early in the year. Councillors serve a two year term in office with half retiring annually. Community members serve a one year term. A list of councillors will be published in the Newsletter after the election.
Parental assistance in working bees or other whole school community activities is strongly encouraged.
Parental assistance in the classroom with reading and social activities is always very much welcomed. but must have a current Working with Children's check.
A grounds roster has been drawn up involving most families. With the implementation of this roster the school grounds can be maintained to a high level with just an hour or two per family per year. Details of the roster are sent out at the start of the year.