We are now taking bookings for School Council Training 2021! Bookings can be made for Term 2 onwards. Please click the purple button below to book a Virtual (Live) Event
More than ever, in 2021 we are committed to ensuring school councillors can come together, with the support of an experienced facilitator, to understand and explore their roles and responsibilities as school councillors. To keep our community safe, and following the success of 2020’s events, all School Council Training events will be facilitated online via Zoom until further notice. Zoom is video conferencing software available to all participants at no cost.
If your school would like to arrange a Virtual (Live) Event, we encourage you to scroll to the end of this page and follow instructions to book an event using our online form.
Individual school councillors may continue to book into any event directly through our website. We will provide detailed information to all participants about their event, how to set up their computer, tablet or phone and how to join the meeting. We have published a range of FAQs on our website.
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At the end of this page you will find links that allow you to book an event for your school or book in as a participant for any event.
Strong School Councils – Strong School Communities
At Synergistiq, we believe strongly in the value of education. We see school improvement and supporting school staff and councillors to develop their leadership skills as an integral part of strengthening communities. We are proud to deliver all four modules of School Council Training on behalf of the Department of Education and Training (DET). DET provides this training free to all Victorian government schools.
Our experienced facilitators have extensive school and education sector experience and are committed to supporting school councils in their important governance role.
School Council Training offers valuable information on roles and responsibilities for school councillors and is an excellent team-building exercise for councils throughout the year. Read about the four modules below.
|Module||Value of training|
|Governance||Suggested first module of the year. Clarifies roles and responsibilities of council members, draws on case studies and examples of other schools’ best practice and provides the foundation for a strong, cohesive school council team.|
|Strategic Planning||Encouraged for all schools prior to or in a review year, and for councillors or councils that have not yet undertaken this module.|
|Finance||Encouraged for all school councils that have not undertaken this module previously in order to collectively strengthen the council’s knowledge of its financial responsibilities. The module is especially recommended for Treasurers, Presidents, Principals and school councillors who are members of a finance sub-committee.|
|President Training||Important training for Presidents, Principals, Vice-Principals and recommended for any other councillors or executive support staff who support the President role. The training also functions as a team building, co-learning and role-setting exercise for Principals and new Presidents.|
Please select this option to enquire about School Council Training for your school.
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If you would like to contact us about another matter outside of the above, please call (03) 9069 5598 or email us at [email protected]