School community members interested in joining their School Association or finding out about its functions
All Tasmanian Government Schools have a School Association. The purpose of a School Association is to provide members with a way to participate and be involved in supporting the school.
Parents and staff of a school are automatically members of their School Association. Some School Associations also have community members.
Each School Association has a committee. School Association members choose the people to sit on the Committee through elections. The Committee represents the School Association and carries out administrative and decision-making activities. Committee members work with the school to:
- develop school policies and improvement plans
- shape school objectives, priorities, strategic directions and values
- plan the financial arrangements to support these activities
- check the school’s performance on these activities
- select the Principal, where a permanent vacancy exists
- foster the value and benefits of education
- encourage co-operation among teachers, students, parents and the school community.
There are fact sheets, templates and resources available to support the functions of School Association Committees:
- School Association Committee resources
- School Associations Fact Sheet
- School Association Committee Fact Sheet
- School Association Committee Handbook (PDF, 8MB)