School Council

The school council directly influences the quality of education that a school provides to its students by working with staff to set key directions and policy for the school, overseeing the maintenance of the buildings and grounds, coordinating fundraising activities and approving and monitoring the school’s cash budget.

Carlton North Primary School Council has up to 15 members:

  • 8 parents
  • 4 DET (staff)
  • 2 community members
  • executive officer
  • the Principal.

Nominations are called for each year in February, with each councillor’s term running for 2 years. All members of the CNPS school community are eligible to nominate. Once elected, all council members are encouraged to abide by the CNPS School Council standing orders. No one member represents a sectional interest and all decisions are made in the best interests of the students.
The CNPS School Council meets twice per term, generally on a Wednesday at 6.30pm.

Our school council has several sub-committees:

  • Finance committee
  • Education committee
  • Buildings and Grounds
  • Communication committee
  • Community and Fundraising committee.

Every Council member is expected to join a committee.

Parents can always join any of our sub-committees without being a member of school council. We are always on the lookout for new people and ideas.
Please contact the Principal for further information.