School Advisory Councils have four core functions:

 

1. Support the Ministry Functions of schools

Assisting with:

  • Promotion of the school's Catholic ethos and culture
  • Articulating and enacting the school's vision and mission
  • Promotion of faith development
  • Strengthening links between parish and school

2. Provide a Stewardship Role of the school

Assisting with:

  • Present and future capital resource planning and maintenance
  • Disseminating information about the school- events/directions
  • Long-term viability of the school: enrolments/ resources/master planning 
  • Appointment of principal and staff where necessary 

3. Provide advice & support to the Canonical Administrator & Principal

Assisting with:

  • Development, implementation and ratification of policy, as required
  • Support of and communication on school and Parish matters
  • Advice, as required, on issues arising such as from the School Development Plan, innovations and enrolment trends

4. Provide Financial Oversight of the school

Assisting with:

  • Implementation of Diocesan policies such as School Fee Collection
  • Sighting the annual school budget and its progressive implementation
  • Monitoring significant changes to school budgets and cash flow requirements
  • Monitoring capital borrowings and development