Role of School Council
The St Margaret’s School Council plays a vital role in the educational opportunity and outcomes of all students at the school. In essence, the role of school council is one of setting the long term future for the school and maintaining oversight of the school's operation.
Three of the critical roles of School Council are; developing the strategic plan, approving the annual budget, and setting and reviewing policies.
The School Council is made up of ten councillors who are specialists in a variety of fields including academia, finance, law and architecture. Representatives from the Parents and Friends and the Old Girls associations are also included on School Council.
The school engages a number of sub-committees which are advisory bodies to the school. They report regularly at School Council meetings and provide advice and make recommendations to the School Council, which has the final responsibility for decisions.
Sub-committees are open to non School Council members and therefore provide opportunities to involve many people in the school who are not members of School Council. The sub-committees include:
- Finance Committee
- Buildings and Grounds Committee
- Berwick Grammar School Committee
- Executive Committee