College Council Elections 2018

2018 School Council Elections

Each year school council elections take place in Term 1 and the process must be completed by 31 March.

There are three separate electorates within a school community:

  • Parent electorate
  • Department of Education and Training (DET) employee electorate
  • Student electorate.

The Parent electorate of the school includes each parent of a student of the school, other than those who are DET employees engaged in work at, and for, the school. A parent of a student of the school who is a DET employee, but does not work at and for the school, is included in the Parent electorate. Parent includes a guardian or person who is liable to maintain or has the actual custody of a student of the school.

The DET employee electorate of the school includes the principal of the school and DET employees engaged in work at, and for, the school.

All government schools with a Year 7 cohort and above are now required to have student members on council. The Student electorate of the school includes all students enrolled in Year 7 and above, at the school.

See below for the timeline for the election process and also a table (Schedule 4: Notice of Election and Call for Nominations) that shows the number of vacancies in each category. Please note that student representatives will be elected in May.

If you wish to nominate for one of the vacancies please use one of the forms linked below. Please make sure you are using the appropriate form (Parent or DET). You may self nominate or have someone else nominate you. Nomination forms are also available from the General Office on each Campus

If you have any questions please call me on 0413075996 or email at baston.john.j@edumail.vic.gov.au

John Baston

College Principal

KEYSBOROUGH COLLEGE
School Council Election Process Timetable

EVENT DATE
a)   Notice of election and call for nominations – Parents and Staff Mon 12/2/2018
b)   Closing date for nominations – Parents and Staff Mon 19/2/2018
c)   Date by which the list of candidates and nominators will be posted Wednesday 21/2/2018
d)   Date by which parent ballot papers will be prepared and distributed On or before Friday, 23/2/2018
e)   Date by which staff ballot papers will be prepared and distributed via pigeon hole Mon 26/2/2018
f)   Close of ballot Mon 5/3/2018
g)  Vote count Tues 6/3/2018
h)  Declaration of ballot Tues 6/3/2018
i) Special council meeting to co-opt Community members (the principal will preside) Tues 13/3/2018
j) First council meeting to elect office bearers (the principal will preside) Tues 13/3/2018

 

Schedule 4: Notice of Election and Call for Nominations

An election is to be conducted for members of the school council of Keysborough College.

Nomination forms may be obtained from the school and must be lodged by 4.00pm on 19/2/2018.

The ballot will close at 4.00pm on 5/3/2018.

Following the closing of nominations a list of the nominations received will be posted at the school. The terms of office, membership categories and number of positions in each membership category open for election are as follows:

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY TERM OF OFFICE NUMBER OF POSITIONS
Parent Member

(2 Year Term)

From the day after the date of the declaration of the poll in 2018 to and inclusive of the date of the declaration of the poll in 2020

4

DET Employee Member

(2 Year Term)

From the day after the date of the declaration of the poll in 2018 to and inclusive of the date of the declaration of the poll in 2020

2

 

Nomination Forms:

School Council Nomination Form for Parent Member Category (pdf)

School Council Nomination Form for DET Employee Member Category (pdf)

School Council Self-Nomination Form for Parent Member Category (pdf)

School Council Self-Nomination Form for DET Employee Member Category (pdf)