Community

School Council

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.

School Council

  • 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.

Term 1 Dates:

21st February
21st March

Term 2 Dates:

9th May
6th June

Term 3 Dates:

8th August
5th September

Term 4 Dates:

31st October
28th November

2016 Councillors

Executive Officer
Brooke Briody

President
Glen Glanvill

Vice President
Jason Mallia

DET Representatives
Brooke Briody
Breeanna Guardabascio
Geoffrey Galloway

Parent Representatives
Bernadette Redenius
Glen Glanvill
Tamara Hanson
Petek Gulen

Community Representatives
Elle Gillard
Jason Mallia

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.

Club Positions

President
Julie Spargo

Vice President
Michele Corson

Secretary
Vanessa Craig

Treasurer
Bobbi Simons

Support Organisations

Please find some links to community organisations that parents/carers can use for respite, therapy, NDIS and carer support.

National Disability Insurance Scheme
https://www.ndis.gov.au/

Department of Human Services – Centrelink, Medicare, Child Support Agency
https://www.humanservices.gov.au/

Melton City Council
http://www.melton.vic.gov.au/Home

Moorabool Shire Council
https://www.moorabool.vic.gov.au/

Carers Victoria
http://www.carersvictoria.org.au/

Children and Young People with Disability Australia
http://www.carersvictoria.org.au/

Association for Children with a Disability
http://acd.org.au/

Autism Spectrum Australia
https://www.autismspectrum.org.au/

Down Syndrome Victoria
http://www.downsyndromevictoria.org.au/

Cerebral Palsy Support Network
http://www.cpsn.org.au/

Pinarc Disability Support
http://www.pinarc.org.au/

McKillop Family Services
https://www.mackillop.org.au/

Merrimu
http://merrimu.org/

Mambourin
http://www.mambourin.org/

Distinctive Options
http://www.distinctiveoptions.com.au/

After School Care

After School Care is avaialble at our school from 3 to 6pm, Monday to Friday during school terms. Bookings can be made through contacting Wendy at Distinctive Options on 0447 085 696 or email wendy.lindsay@d-o.com.au

If you would like to find out more visit www.distinctiveoptions.com.au/after-school-care

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