School Council


March - By end of March



Foster Primary School Council 2022

School Council meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month, execpt during school holidays.

Meetings begin at 6.30pm and are held in the staff room.  Extraordinary meetings may be held at other times. 

Lucy Allsop

School Council President

A School Council is the body which handles all official business relating to the school. It is, together with the Principal,responsible for maintenance of school grounds, buildings and equipment, and for spending all funds raised by parents and those provided in the form of grants and allowances from the Department of Education and Training. (DET).

School Council membership is made up of parent representatives, DET representatives and, when necessary, coopted members to represent wider community interests or particular expertise. The Principal is the Executive Officer.

Elections are held at the end of March with half of the parent members and half of the DET members retiring each year.

Purpose of the School Council

We believe it is important to encourage parents to visit the school as often as possible to meet the teachers and pupils
informally. By this means we hope to gain parents’ fullest cooperation in helping the school to achieve its objectives.

All activities of the School Council are aimed at fostering increased communication between the parents, staff and School Council at Foster. The Council, through the powers and duties bestowed upon it, is able to:

opportunities for complete and stimulating education can be maximised.

The success of your School Council’s activities depends entirely on the support which you give the collective ventures which it undertakes. The more input to the school’s activities that parents make, the more confident the Council can be that it is truly representative of the school community.

If you have any enquires regarding Council activities, or any views or ideas which you would like Council to consider, please contact the President or the Principal, or approach a Council member.

The names of current School Councillors are listed below.