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School Council Elections 2015

Monday, 09 February 2015

School Council Elections 2015 


09 February 2015 

An election is to be conducted for members of the school council of Wallan Secondary College. 

Nomination forms must be lodged by 4.00 pm on 24 February 2015. 


A list of the nominations received will be posted at the school by 25 February 2015. 

The terms of office, membership categories and number of positions in each membership category open for election are as follows – 

Membership Category    Term of Office                      No of Positions

Parent member           17 March 2015 to 31 March 2016          5

DET employee member   17 March 2015 to 31 March 2016          2                  

If the number of nominations is less than the number of vacancies, a notice to that effect and the calling for further nominations will be posted in a prominent position at the school. 

If the number of nominations is more than the number of vacancies, an election will be conducted. Ballot papers will be distributed on Friday 27 February 2015. The ballot will close at 4.00pm on Friday 06 March 2015. The count will be conducted immediately after the close of ballots on 06 March 2015. 

Votes may be posted to the principal or placed in the ballot box at the school on any school day up to the closure of the ballot. Further details on how votes may be lodged will be provided when ballot papers are sent to the electorate of the school. 

The ballot will be declared by public notice posted in a prominent position at the school on 09 March 2015. 

The first meeting of the new Council will be at the school at 6.30pm on 17 March 2015.

Ms Sally Lasslett,




1. “Parent electorate of the school” means all persons (except the principal) who are parents of students of the school, other than those who are DET employees and who opt or are deemed to opt in accordance with Clause 22 to be members of the DET employee electorate of the school.

2. "DET employee" -

(a)         means a person employed for eight hours or more per week in either an on-going capacity or a fixed term of 
            at least 90 days -

(i) under the Teaching Service Act 1981; or

(ii) by the DET under the Public Sector Management and Employment Act 1998; or

(iii) by a school council of a State school; or

(iv) under section 5 or 5A of the Education Act 1958; or

(v) under more than one of the paragraphs (i) to (iv) above, and

(b)        does not mean a person employed under a contract for service or the employees or the contracted personnel 
            of such a person.


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