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The School Council is made up of elected parent and teacher representatives. Monthly meetings are held and any member of the school community is welcome to attend, but only elected members can vote.

MacFarlane Primary School Council combines together to work towards the development and advancement of our school. The Council is made up of:

The functions of School Councils are contained in the Education Act. Under the Education Act, the council has the responsibility to:

Parents, through the School council, need to be supportive of agreed school policies and co-operate with school, staff, other parents and children in the best interests of their children’s education. They should raise any concerns promptly and appropriately.

Teachers, through the School council, inform parents about the curriculum and school policies and encourage parent participation and involvement. They listen to parents and work to address their concerns, through balanced, professional advice.

The Principal’s role as the representative of the chief Executive of the department of Employment, Education and Training (and, as such the Chief executive Officer of MacFarlane Primary School) is responsible for the implementation of departmental policy. Through educational leadership and sound management practice, the Principal supports the School Council as a group which determines the broad directions of the school as a decision making group.

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