The Education Act requires Principals to take reasonable steps, each year, to establish a School Representative Body if one does not exist. This means the Principal must make a genuine attempt every year to interest parents.
A School Representative Body must adopt the department’s model constitution and abide by the policy and guidelines published by the department. Members must meet a minimum of eight times per year, including the AGM.
There is no set format for meetings, although the following items must be recorded in the minutes:
- Date and time
- Attendances and acceptance of apologies
- Declarations of any conflict of interest
- Confirming the minutes of the previous meeting
- Voting on motions
- Time the meeting closes