All government schools in Victoria have a School Council. They are legally constituted bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school within statewide guidelines. In doing this, a School Council is able to directly influence the quality of education that the school provides for its students.
The College Council at Horsham College is made up of three categories of membership as designated by the Department of Education and Training:
Generally, the term of office for members is two years. The term of office of half of the members expires each year, creating vacancies for the annual School Council Elections.
Parents on school councils provide important viewpoints and have valuable skills that can help shape the direction of the school. Parents are also welcome to contact the College to discuss being involved in one of the sub committees of the College Council.
The College Sub Committees are:
Current Horsham College Council members are:
President: Rowan Smith
Vice President: Stuart Hobbs
Principal/Executive Officer: Rob Pyers
Parent Representatives: Rowan Smith, Stuart Hobbs, Sally Marcroft, Rob Goudie, Kevin O’Brien, Luisa Schellens
Staff Representatives: Rob Pyers, Adam Ross, Katelyn Keller, Meg Woolford, Neil King
Community Members: Tim Shaw, Yolande Grosser, Pauline Schmidt, Georgia Maroske (SRC student)
Council Guests: Carlos Lopez (Assistant Principal – Year 10, 11 & 12), Kim Drummond (Assistant Principal – Year 7, 8 & 9)
School Council Minute Secretary: Judi Landwehr
Further information is available from Rob Pyers, Principal