School Council

Copperfield College School Council

All government schools in Victoria have a school council. The Copperfield College School Council is the group of people who govern the school.

A school council directly influences the quality of education that a school provides to its students.

We encourage parent involvement in the Copperfield College School Council and the school.

The main objectives of a school council are to:

  • assist in the efficient governance of the school,
  • ensure students’ best interests are the main goal,
  • enhance the educational opportunities for students, and
  • ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.

School Council functions

Establish the broad direction and vision of the school within the school’s community,

Participate in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan,

Develop, review and update school policies, and provide an Annual Report to the Community and DEECD (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development)

Raise funds for school-related purposes, oversee maintenance, and monitor and approve annual expenditure. There are three (3) categories of membership for school council membership:

  • parent members,
  • DEECD employee members, and
  • community members.

School councillors are elected for a two-year term.


School Council must meet at least eight (8) times in each year, and at least once per school term. Meetings are generally held on a Monday night and last no longer than 2.5 hours.

In our College, all councillors are expected to sit on at least one subcommittee. Subcommittees generally meet at least twice a term, or on a needs basis.

Information about the Copperfield School Council can be obtained from the following people:


The Copperfield College Annual Report to the community is available here.


The following websites may also be of assistance: