Have your say—School Councils in Government Schools

UPDATE—New forum dates added
Due to a high level of interest in meeting with us to discuss school governance in Victoria, we have scheduled some additional dates and locations for the forums—please see the table below.

In 2017–18, the Victorian Auditor-General's Office is conducting an audit on the role of school councils in government schools.

Thank you to all school principals and presidents of school councils who have completed our survey—your feedback has helped us to understand what is working well and where there may be areas for improvement.

School council members—have your say

We would also like to talk to members of school councils to hear first-hand what is and isn’t working well in school governance, or about any issues you would like to raise.  

During October, we will be holding a series of forums for school councillors. We will provide some background information on the school governance model and invite you to share your experience on its strengths and weaknesses.

Forums will be held at a range of venues across Victoria—see details below.

To confirm your attendance, please email VAGO_SCGS19@audit.vic.gov.au for catering and seating purposes.

School Date Time Address
Berwick Secondary College 10 October 2017 7.30–9.30 pm Manuka Rd, Berwick Vic 3806
Macedon Primary School 16 October 2017 7.30–9.30 pm Smith St, Macedon Vic 3440
Williamstown Primary School 17 October 2017 7.30–9.30 pm 115 Cecil St, Williamstown Vic 3016
Ringwood Secondary College 18 October 2017 7.30–9.30 pm 55 Bedford Rd, Ringwood Vic 3134
Brunswick East Primary School 24 October 2017 6.00–8.00 pm 195A Stewart Street, Brunswick East Vic 3057
Sale College (MacAlister Campus)
***Additional session***
30 October 2017 7.00–9.00 pm 73–81 MacAlister Street, Sale Vic 3850
John Fawkner College
***Change of date***
1 November 2017 6.00–8.00 pm 51 Jukes Rd, Fawkner Vic 3060
Eaglehawk Secondary College
***Additional session***
2 November 2017 6.00–8.00 pm Reserve St, Eaglehawk Vic 3556

School principals—meet with us in person

We have arranged to meet with a number of school principals through principal network meetings.

FAQs about this audit

If you wish to contribute your views directly to us outside of the forums above, please email the audit team via VAGO_SCGS19@audit.vic.gov.au or post a letter to:

Victorian Auditor-General's Office
Level 31, 35 Collins Street
Melbourne Vic 3000

To allay any concerns you might have about engaging with VAGO auditors, here are some quick facts:

  • Anything you tell us is confidential—we will not disclose your name or what you have said to anyone outside of VAGO. Any information or data collected will be kept secure and confidential. Only summarised results will be included in our report.
  • Our final report will be publicly available, so everyone will know our assessment of whether school councils are meeting their objectives and the underlying reasons for our conclusions. However, we will not name you in our report. We will ensure that the information gained from the survey and from our conversations is thoroughly de-identified and unable to be attributed to any individual or group.

Further information

If you have any questions or concerns about the audit, please contact Ingrid Blackburn, Audit Manager, via ingrid.blackburn@audit.vic.gov.au or 0419 105 186.