School Governance Forums

By October 17, 2018Bush voices
The School Governance Network is hosting four forums for members of school councils and school communities and you’re invited!
The forums are free to attend and will be held at four locations across Victoria.
Each forum will be two hours in length and provide a great opportunity to share ideas, insights and good practice in school governance and partnerships.
The forums are supported by the Department of Education and Training.
All members of school councils and school communities are welcome to attend.

 

FORUM 1: FAWKNER. When: Tuesday 23 October, 6-8pm Where: John Fawkner College, 51 Jukes Road, Fawkner


FORUM 2: WANGARATTA. When: Monday 29 October, 5-7pm Where: Appin Park Primary School, 149 Appin Street, Wangaratta Includes a presentation from Phil Brown, CEP Executive Officer.


FORUM 3: DANDENONG. When: Thursday 1 November, 6.30 – 8.30 pm Where: Dandenong High School, Jacaranda Centre, 54 David Street, Dandenong


FORUM 4: GEELONG. When: Thursday 15 November, 6.30 – 8.30 pm Where: Western Heights College, 37-61 Vines Road, Hamlyn Heights


FORUM OUTLINE

Coffee and tea on arrival

Introduction – NICHOLAS ABBEY (Acting CEO, School Governance Network) and TIM DIGHTON (Executive Director, Group Planning, Coordination and Operations Division, Department of Education and Training Victoria)

Facilitator – PATRICK MORIARTY (Executive Director, Institute of Community Directors Australia)
Presentations from - PARENTS VICTORIA, the VICTORIAN STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL (VicSRC) or the COUNTRY EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP (depending on the forum)

Interactive session - good practices in school governance and partnerships (facilitated by NICHOLAS ABBEY and PATRICK MORIARTY)
Small/whole group discussions – themes include: 
• Sharing ideas and insights in school governance and partnerships • School councils: What’s working well? What can be improved and how? • How to support the participation of students, parents and community members • How to build networks of school councils and other school council stakeholders • How councils can support each other

Closing remarks and next practical steps

Refreshments and networking

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO RSVP:
E-mail Nicholas Abbey at admin@sgn.org.au or phone 0402 152 634. Numbers are limited. If you are unable to attend one of these locations, you may be able to participate via video conferencing. Contact Nicholas Abbey to discuss.

BY TAKING PART IN A FORUM, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO: • Share ideas, insights and good practice • Contribute to a shared checklist about the ‘how’ of building better governance • Discuss forming local, regional and on-line networks of school council members • Explore how school councils help to link school, home and the community in supporting student learning, engagement and achievement • Make practical suggestions to the School Governance Network and Department of Education and Training about school governance and partnerships.

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