School Council – Call for nominations

Dear Students, Parents and Staff,                        

                                               

An election is to be conducted for members of the School Council of Footscray High School.

I would like to invite students, parents and staff to take the opportunity to make a contribution to the ongoing development and improvement of Footscray High School through membership of the school council.

Parent, student and school employee representatives on school council are selected for a two-year period with half of each of these groups elected each year.  The following member vacancies are available in 2022.

  • 3 Parents
  • 2 School Employees
  • 2 Students

Nominations open on Wednesday 16 February 2022

Nomination forms are linked below or may be obtained from the general office and must be lodged by 

4.00pm on Wednesday 23 February 2022. 

Nominations should be lodged with Kaylene Tanti via email (Kaylene.tanti@education.vic.gov.au) or delivered to the Pilgrim Street campus office, 1 Pilgrim Street, Seddon.  Anybody who wishes to use a postal nomination should ensure their nomination is posted to the below postal address in time to reach the school by 4pm on Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Following the closing of nominations a list of the nominations received will be posted.

If there is more than the required number of nominations then a ballot will be required, if the number of nominations is less than the number of vacancies, a notice to that effect and calling for further nominations will occur. Candidate statements will be required to be submitted by 9am, Friday, 25 February if a ballot is required.  Statements to be provided in Word format or via email.  Statements no more than 150 words.

Please find below the School Council Election Process and Timetable:

EventDate
Notice of Election and call for NominationsWednesday, 16 February 2022
Closing date for nominationsWednesday, 23 February 2022 4pm
Date by which the list of candidates and nominators will be postedThursday, 24 February 2022
Date by which ballot papers will be prepared and distributedOn or before Wednesday, 2 March 2022
Close of ballot4pm Wednesday, 9 March 2022
Vote countThursday, 10 March 2022
Declaration of pollFriday, 11 March 2022
Special council meeting to coopt Community members (the principal will preside)Tuesday, 15 March 2022
First council members to elect office bearers (the principal will preside)Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Please contact me if you require further information via Kaylene Tanti on 9112 9500 or Kaylene.tanti@education.vic.gov.au

Yours sincerely,

Frank Vetere

Executive Principal

Information & Nomination Forms

Fact Sheet 1: School council elections — information for parents

English (DOCX) 

Fact Sheet 4 — Information for parents of children seeking election to school council

English (DOCX) 

Form 2: Notice of election and call for nominations

Form 3: Self-nomination form for parent member category

Form 3: Self-nomination form for parent member category (DOCX) 

Form 4: Nomination form for parent member category

Form 5- self-nomination form for school employee member category

Form 6- nomination form for school employee member category

Form 7- self-nomination form for student member category

Form 8- nomination form for student member category