School Community Council

The St Gregory’s Community Council has a decision-making role in certain policy areas and an advisory role in others. The policies of the school are always set within the wider mission of Catholic education. In the areas where it has responsibility for the development and monitoring of policy, the Community Council operates within the policy and procedures determined by the Catholic Education Commission and Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn.

Key responsibilities of the St Gregory’s Community Council include:

  • Promoting the Catholic dimension of the school.
  • Providing pastoral care to members of the community.
  • Advising on the financial management of the school.
  • Advising on policy formation.
  • Developing and monitoring school enterprises.
  • Developing local strategic plans (finances, building, resources).
  • Developing capital and maintenance programs within the school.
  • Providing student services i.e. 2nd hand clothing pool, and providing support for school programs i.e. working bees, sports programs.
  • Building community and providing opportunities for social interaction and for parents to form supportive networks.
  • Managing fundraising efforts.

Specific Roles of the St Gregory’s Community Council

The St Gregory’s community Council has the responsibility to take decisions in the following areas:

  • Supporting the development of the Catholic identity, ethos and mission of the school.
  • Supporting pastoral care strategies in the school community.
  • Promoting the school in the local community.
  • Assisting in developing, approving and monitoring the annual budget, including school determined levies, loan commitments and the fees collection and remission policy.
  • Developing and monitoring school enterprises.
  • Developing capital and maintenance programs.
  • Developing local strategic plans (finances, buildings, resources) and contributing to Archdiocesan educational strategic planning.
  • Facilitate local school community debate in response to System leadership by the CEC and the CEO in lobbying governments in school funding campaigns.
  • Approving school uniform items decided at the school level.
  • Ensuring that the parish and school community receives the Annual

School Community Council Report

The St Gregory's Community Council has the responsibility to provide advice in areas such as:

  • Curriculum offerings.
  • Consulting with the parents on the expenditure of levies or funds in keeping with Archdiocesan regulations.
  • Educational policies for the school, eg reporting, homework.
  • Student welfare policies, eg discipline, sun safe.
  • Parent support processes.
  • Other matters as requested by the Parish Priest or Principal.

The St Gregory’s Council also has a major role to play as a parent forum, in developing the community of parents, students and staff, and in fundraising. These functions include:

  • Provide input on parent priorities and suggest ideas about Catholic schooling.
  • Raise money for school resources as identified in the School’s Strategic Plan and Annual Budget.
  • Assist in determining the priorities for the disbursement of funds raised in accordance with the School’s Strategic Plan and Annual Budget.
  • Provide student services eg. 2nd hand clothing pool.
  • Provide support for school programs eg. working bees.
  • Provide opportunities for social interaction and for parents to form supportive networks.

Contact the School Community Council: stgregorys.schoolcouncil@cg.catholic.edu.au