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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.

2020 School Council Meeting Dates

  • Thursday 20th February – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 19th March (Including the AGM) – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 7th May – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 11th June – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 6th August – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 3rd September – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 29th October – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 3rd December – 5.30pm

2020  Sub Committee Dates 

Finance Sub Committee

  • Tuesday 4th February – 9.30am
  • Tuesday 3rd March – 9.30am
  • Tuesday 21st April – 9.30am
  • Tuesday 26th May – 9.30am
  • Tuesday 21st July – 9.30am
  • Tuesday 18th August – 9.30am
  • Tuesday 13th October – 9.3am
  • Tuesday 17th November – 9.30am

Building and Grounds Sub Committee

  • Thursday 6th February – 9.30am
  • Thursday 5th March – 9.30am
  • Wednesday 22nd April – 9.30am
  • Wednesday 27th May – 9.30am
  • Wednesday 22nd July – 9.30am
  • Wednesday 19th August – 9.30am
  • Wednesday 14th October – 9.30am
  • Wednesday 18th November – 9.30am

Fundraising Sub Committee 

  • Thursday 6th February – 1.30pm
  • Thursday 5th March – 1.30pm
  • Thursday 23rd April – 1.30pm
  • Thursday 28th May – 1.30pm
  • Thursday 23rd July – 1.30pm
  • Thursday 20th August – 1.30pm
  • Thursday 15th October – 1.30pm
  • Thursday 19th November – 1.30pm


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

JSA FEBRUARY School Council Minutes – 21.2.2019

JSA December 2018 School Council Meeting

JSA AUGUST School Council Minutes 09.09.18

JSA JUNE School Council Minutes 14.06.18.docx

JSA MAY School Council Minutes 14.05.18

JSA MARCH School Council AGM minutes 23.03.18

JSA MARCH School Council Minutes 22.03.18

JSA FEB School Council Minutes 22.02.18

JSA DEC School Council Minutes 14.12.17


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