The role of the School Council is to serve the interests of Melton Specialist School students and staff and to promote the school in the wider community.
- Is a legally formed body that is given powers to set the key directions of a school,
- Is the major governing body of the school,
- Plays an important role in school accountability and improvement processes,
- Endorses the key school planning, evaluation and reporting documents.
There are four categories of membership – The Principal (Executive Officer), DET Employee (staff) members, Parent members and Community members. School counsellors are elected for a two-year term. Members are unpaid volunteers elected by the school community. Participating as a school council member is a rewarding and challenging experience. The School Council supports the principal to provide the best possible educational outcomes for students.
Our school council has several Sub-Committees which invites parental and community participation. These are Finance, Building and Grounds and Policy and Education.
School Council Meeting Dates:
Meetings are held on the second last Tuesday of each month commencing at 6.00pm. Sub-Committee meetings are held in the lead up to School Council.
School Council elections take place in February. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is generally held in March.
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Parents, Carers and Community Club
Melton Specialist School Parents, Carers and Community Club takes this opportunity to welcome the parents and carers of students to our school. We hope you and your family will have a long and happy association with us.
Meetings take place monthly on a Thursday morning at 9:30am. Details of meeting times and activities are advised in the school newsletter.
Primarily, the Parents’ Club exists to support parents and carers on their journey of raising their children who have special needs. The club also aims to raise money for the benefit of the children at our school. Regular events include Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day stalls, raffles, dress up days, lunch order days, Easter and Christmas celebrations.
Please find some links to community organisations that parents/carers can use for respite, therapy, NDIS and carer support.
National Disability Insurance Scheme
Department of Human Services – Centrelink, Medicare, Child Support Agency
Melton City Council
Moorabool Shire Council
Children and Young People with Disability Australia
Association for Children with a Disability
Autism Spectrum Australia
Down Syndrome Victoria
Cerebral Palsy Support Network
Pinarc Disability Support
McKillop Family Services
After School Care
After School Care will be commencing at our school from 26th April 2017. Distinctive Options is the provider of the service and care will be available from 3 to 6pm, Monday to Friday during school terms. Bookings can be made through contacting Distinctive Options on 0418 865 736 or email firstname.lastname@example.org