Yarra Hills Secondary College recognises the importance of the partnership between parents, the school and the wider community. Along with this, we believe it is also crucial to have opportunities for interested parents to contribute to the school in both official and unofficial capacities.
Parents & Friends Association (PFA)
This group is made up of dedicated parents, guardians and friends of the college. They support and promote the college by volunteering their time and resources at a number of key events on the college calendar as well as at wider community events. The PFA supports the college through a number of fundraising activities that they organise and run throughout the year. Money raised from these events supports school resources and facilities.
Music Support Group (BRAVO)
The group supports the College’s extensive Instrumental Music Program, including organising and participating in fundraising events. BRAVO has raised funds for new Musical Equipment, maintaining current musical equipment, regular overseas tours and performances as well as other important items to ensure the ongoing success of the program.
School Council & Sub-committees
Parents & Community members can be nominated and elected onto the College Council and the sub-committees. Please refer to the links below for more information on Department of Education websiteDepartment of Education and Training-Parent Participation in Schools
YARRA HILLS SECONDARY COLLEGE – SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTIONS – 2023
NOTICE OF ELECTION AND CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
An election is to be conducted for members of the School Council of Yarra Hills Secondary College. School Council is one important forum where parents and other members of the school community can have significant input into what goes on in the college.
The College Council membership is made up of six parents, four Department of Education and Training (DET) employees, not including the College Principal, and four co-opted community members. Normally, each year, half of the membership in the first two categories must present for re-election. Positions in the third category are filled by co-option from the College or wider community when the elected Council meets.
Positions in the Student Category are elected by the students themselves and will be carried out at school. At this time, only a student representative from Year 11-12 on the Mooroolbark Campus is required. (If a Year 12 student is elected this will be for a 1 year tenure and a further election in 2024 will take place for the remaining year’s vacancy).
Information fliers on the requirements of being a Council Member (both Parent and Student) are available from the General Office when collecting a Nomination Form.
The terms of office, membership categories and number of positions in the two categories open for election this year are as follows:
Parent (2 Years) – from the day after the declaration of the poll in 2023 to and inclusive of the date of the declaration of the poll in 2025 (3 positions)
DET Employee (2 Years) – from the day after the declaration of the poll in 2023 to and inclusive of the date of the declaration of the poll in 2025 (3 positions)
Community Member (2 Years) – from the day after the declaration of the poll in 2023 to and inclusive of the date of the declaration of the poll in 2025 (3 position)
Student Member (2 Years unless a Year 12 student) – from the day after the declaration of the poll in 2022 to and inclusive of the date of the declaration of the poll in 2024 (2 positions)
Nomination forms for the above positions are available at the General Office at each campus, on the school website or your Compass home page under “My News”. Members of the College community are invited to nominate for these vacancies. Nomination forms must be lodged at the General Office of your campus by 4.00pm on Tuesday 7 March 2023.
If NO election necessary – a Declaration will be made Tuesday 14 March 2023.
If the number of nominations in each category is greater than the number of vacancies, an Election by Ballot will be held. Ballot papers and voting procedures (for parent/student/staff categories) will be notified on Compass and Yarra Hills website on or before Tuesday 7 march 20223. The close of the ballot will be Tuesday 7 March 2023. The counting of the vote will be held Tuesday 14 March 2023 and the declaration of the ballot will take place on Tuesday 14 March 2023.
The Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday 21 March 2023 when Cooption of Community Members will take place.
Darren Trippett College Principal
Yarra Hills Secondary College
Mooroolbark Campus 03 9839 8800 Mt Evelyn Campus 03 97363650
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