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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.

2022 School Council Meeting Dates

  • Thursday 24th February – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 31st March (Including the AGM) – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 19th May – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 16th June – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 4th August – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 8th September – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 3rd November – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 8th December – 5.30pm

2022  Sub Committee Dates 

Finance Sub Committee

  • Tuesday 8th February – 9.30am
  • Tuesday 8th March – 9.30am
  • Tuesday 3rd May- 9.30am
  • Tuesday 7th June – 9.30am
  • Tuesday 19th July – 9.30am
  • Tuesday 23rd August – 9.30am
  • Tuesday 18th October – 9.3am
  • Tuesday 22nd November – 9.30am

Building and Grounds Sub Committee

  • Thursday 10th February – 9.15am
  • Thursday 17th March – 9.15am
  • Thursday 5th April – 9.15am
  • Thursday 2nd June – 9.15am
  • Thursday 21st July – 9.15am
  • Thursday 25th August – 9.15am
  • Thursday 20th October – 9.15am
  • Thursday 24th November – 9.15am

Fundraising Sub Committee 

  • Thursday 10th February – 10.30pm
  • Thursday 17th March – 10.30pm
  • Thursday 5th May – 10.30pm
  • Thursday 2nd June – 10.30pm
  • Thursday 21st July – 10.30pm
  • Thursday 25th August – 10.30pm
  • Thursday 20th October – 10.30pm
  • Thursday 24th November – 10.30pm


JSA FEBRUARY School Council 24.2.2022

JSA MARCH School Council Minutes 31.3.2022

JSA School Council AGM Minutes 25.3.2021

Fundraising Sub Committee Minutes February 10 2022

Fundraising Sub Committee Minutes 17 March 2022 (002)

Fundraising Sub Committee Minutes 5 May 2022





Annual Report to School Community 2020 [5555]

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