Welcome to the Stirling East Primary School! My name is Dave and I am the Chair of the Stirling East Primary School Governing Council.’
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Members of the Governing Council
The School Governing Council is made up of parents who are elected by the school community at the Annual General Meeting. The Principal and at least one other staff member are also part of the Governing Council.
The Governing Council works with the school to advise and in some instances make decisions within their constitutional mandate. Governing Council works in collaboration with the Principal and staff to support best practice in the achievement of agreed school goals.
Governing Council is also directly responsible for the administration of the school canteen and the OSHC.
A number of sub-committees are established to support the work of Governing Council . They include:
• Finance Advisory
• Other committees determined on an as needed basis
Membership of these committees comprises members of the Governing Council along with interested parents and members of the staff as appropriate.
‘Squirrels Cafe’ is operated by the Governing Council who employs a Canteen Manager ably assisted by a fantastic group of volunteers.
The Canteen takes lunch orders 3 days a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Students can make ‘over the counter’ purchases from the canteen at recess and lunch on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Lunches are ordered via the school’s online payment system – Flexischools (app or browser) Parents who are interest in volunteering in the canteen can enquire via the Front Office.
A uniform shop is located onsite and like canteen orders, purchases can be made via Flexischools. The Uniform shop is also open for face-to-face orders at the following times: Monday: 2:45pm-3:15pm
Special opening hours leading up to the beginning of the school year will be communicated to parents.
Volunteers are always welcome. Please enquire via the Front Office.
Volunteers are an essential part of our school’s success. Volunteering is a fantastic way to get to know people in the community, make friends and contribute meaningfully to the education of the children – especially your own. There are a variety of ways parents can choose to volunteer at the school either in an ongoing capacity, short term or one off. Some examples (there are many more!) of volunteering options include: – Canteen
– Uniform Shop
– Helping at Excursions including the many Sporting events the school competes in.
– Helping in class (at the teacher’s request)
– Working Bees
– Governing Council
Departmental policy requires parents who volunteer to have undertaken a Working With Children Check and completed the ‘Responding to Abuse and Neglect’ Volunteer online training program. Please contact the Front Office for further information.
The school utilises a core group of Digital Tools that streamline communication with our school community. Primarily these include:
Seesaw: Daily communication and information at a class and whole school level is sent via the ‘Seesaw Family’ app. Each year parents are invited to join their child’s Seesaw ‘class’ via the app.
Edsmart: Where parental permission is sought, parents will receive an Edsmart email containing a digital ‘slip’ for completion. Permission includes attendance at excursions, incursions, camps, sporting events etc. No app or joining by parents to Edsmart is required.
Flexischools: Where a payment is required, parents utilise the Flexischools online ordering/payment system. Available as an app or via a web browser, payments can be made for excursions, camp, school fees etc. Flexischools is also used for Canteen and Uniform orders.