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School Governance

The School Council plays an important and valued role in the development of Jacana School for Autism. It has elected representation from both the staff and from the parent community and is responsible for the financial, policy and strategic direction of the school. The School Council works in partnership with the school to deliver improved learning outcomes for our students and to support the staff to achieve this. It meets eight times a year to specifically address the following:

  • establishing the broad direction and vision of the school within the school’s community
  • participating in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan
  • approving the annual budget and monitoring expenditure
  • developing, reviewing and updating school policies
  • raising funds for school-related purposes
  • maintaining the school’s grounds and facilities
  • entering into contracts (such as for cleaning or construction work)
  • reporting annually to the school community and to the DET via the Annual Report to the School Community. This report is distributed in the school newsletter following the Annual General Meeting.
  • creating interest in the school in the wider community
  • listening to the views of the community

School Council Sub Committees
Jacana School for Autism has a Finance Sub-Committee, Building and Grounds Sub-Committee and Fundraising Sub Committee that meet on various suitable dates. If you would like any further information regarding these committees, please contact our Finance Manager.

2021 School Council Meeting Dates

  • Thursday 18th February – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 25th March (Including the AGM) – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 13th May – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 10th June – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 5th August – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 2nd September – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 4th October – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 9th December – 5.30pm

2021  Sub Committee Dates 

Finance Sub Committee

  • Tuesday 2nd February – 9.30am
  • Tuesday 2nd March – 9.30am
  • Tuesday 27th April – 9.30am
  • Tuesday 25th May – 9.30am
  • Tuesday 20th July – 9.30am
  • Tuesday 17th August – 9.30am
  • Tuesday 12th October – 9.3am
  • Tuesday 16th November – 9.30am

Building and Grounds Sub Committee

  • Thursday 4th February – 9.30am
  • Thursday 11th March – 9.30am
  • Thursday 29th April – 9.30am
  • Thursday 27th May – 9.30am
  • Thursday 22nd July – 9.30am
  • Thursday 19th August – 9.30am
  • Thursday 14th October – 9.30am
  • Thursday 18th November – 9.30am

Fundraising Sub Committee 

  • Thursday 4th February – 1.30pm
  • Thursday 11th March – 1.30pm
  • Thursday 29th April – 1.30pm
  • Thursday 27th May – 1.30pm
  • Thursday 22nd July – 1.30pm
  • Thursday 19th August – 1.30pm
  • Thursday 14th October – 1.30pm
  • Thursday 18th November – 1.30pm


JSA DECEMBER School Council Minutes 3.12.2020

JSA OCTOBER School Council Minutes 29.10.2020

JSA MAY School Council Minutes 7.5.2020

JSA MARCH School Council Minutes 26.3.2020

JSA School Council AGM Minutes – 2020

JSA OCTOBER School Council Minutes – 2019

JSA SEPTEMBER School Council Minutes 2019

JSA JUNE School Council Minutes 20 6 2019

JSA MAY School Council Minutes 23 05 19

JSA MARCH School Council Minutes 21 03 2019

JSA School Council AGM Minutes 2019



Annual Report to the School Community 2018 (5555)

AR_20175555 (Final 07 03 18) Endorsed

Jacana School for Autism (5555) – 2018-2021 – School Strategic Plan (Endorsed)

Jacana School for Autism (5555) – 2019 – AIP – Overall

2020 AIP Summary

2019 Annual Report to the School Community 5555