Manifold Heights Primary School Council is the governing body of the school. It determines appropriate educational policies within Department of Education and Early Childhood Development guidelines which will ensure that the aims of the school are achieved. School Council is also responsible for the school’s monies and resources.
The composition of the Manifold Heights Primary School Council is:
- 9 elected Non- DET parents
- 5 DET employees including the Principal
- 1 co-opted member of the school community having a special interest in the school.
Elected members of the School Council have a two year term with half retiring annually on the 31st March. Occasionally a School Councillor retires early and a one year position may be created.This will be specified on the nomination form at Election time. Elections are conducted according to the Education Regulation.
School Council meets on eight occasions per year.
School Council Subcommittees work in specific areas and membership is open to the whole parent body, not just those on School Council. Please see one of our School Councillors if you would like to join a Sub Committee. Subcommittees meet at a time that is convenient to its members.
The Manifold Heights Primary School Council subcommittees are:
- Parents & Friends of Mano
- Finance Committee
- ICT Committee
School Fundraising Processes at Mano – May 2020
One of the many areas that School Council has been focusing upon is enhancing our arrangements around planning fundraising events and how funds raised are best expended. Phil Currie (parent representation) has been doing some terrific work in this space and we have some School Council endorsed documents now being shared for community feedback. They focus upon the approval process for endorsement of activities/projects and how the funds realised can best support the overall needs of the school – in line with our school improvement agenda, community expectations, current funding shortfalls in preferred areas and maximising impact. Please take some time to read the draft policy and associated documents below. We seek your thoughts back via email to the school by Friday 29th May at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Uniform – June 2020
School Council over recent monthly meetings have discussed our current student uniform policy. Some changes have been made to this policy and some formatting issues addressed. We now believe it better represents our needs in 2020. We seek feedback on this latest version (below) – you may note changes include in particular: removal of gender specific language, some options around shoes and socks.