A strong home-school partnership is really important to us and we actively encourage and welcome your continued involvement in the life of our school.
Both Parents' Club and School Council are extremely active and constantly strive to provide improved facilities and opportunities for our students. There are many ways parents can become involved with our school such as being on School Council, joining our Parents’ Club or coming and helping out at our school. A strong home-school partnership is really important to us and we actively encourage and welcome your continued involvement in the life of our school
The School Council is the governing body of the school. Its major responsibility is that of deciding the educational policy of the school. School Councillors, the wider parent community and teachers share a common responsibility for the education of children. School Council is accountable for school evaluation, school finances, the maintenance of school grounds and buildings as well as the general oversight of the workings of the school.
School Council elections are held in March each year. Councillors serve a two year term of office with half retiring each year. Co-opted members serve a one-year term. Lists of School Council members will be published in the newsletter after the election.
Any parent of a child at the school can be nominated for School Council. The School Council comprises 8 parents, 5 Department of Education and Training employees (including the Principal) and 2 community members.
School Council usually meets on the third Monday of each month in the Guthridge Primary School staffroom. All parents or carers are welcome to attend these meetings as interested observers.
This Club is a very necessary and rewarding part of our school's organisation. Its function is to support students and staff in many ways – fundraising, friendship, purchasing of equipment and simply being helpful. Parents' Club meets monthly in the staffroom. New members are always welcome.