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Training for governing councils

Some governing or school councils can benefit from specific training. This can be helpful when new people join or when complex issues need to be discussed.

The free training is delivered to partnership regions instead of individual sites.

Governing council members, site leaders and other relevant and interested people are encouraged to come along.

What is covered

  • governance vs management
  • role and functions of governing councils
  • membership composition
  • office bearers
  • committees
  • meeting procedures
  • legal obligations and conflict of interest
  • dispute mediation
  • information privacy principles
  • engagement vs consultation vs representation.

How much time

The session usually takes about 2 hours.


To register, email decd.sitegovernance [at] sa.gov.au.

When and where

Governing council training sessions
Date and time School week Partnership region Venue Registration due date
Wednesday 14 June 2017
6.00pm to 8.00pm
Term 2, week 7 Morialta Stradbroke School
73 Koonga Avenue
Tuesday 13 June 2017
Tuesday 20 June 2017
6.00pm to 8.00pm
Term 2, week 8 Hollywood Lakes and Gardens, Orion, and Torrens Roma Mitchell Secondary College
Briens Road
Gepps Cross
Monday 19 June 2017

Tuesday 4 July 2017
6.00pm to 8.00pm

Term 2, week 10 Northern and Southern Yorke Central Yorke School
Junction Road
Monday 3 July 2017
Wednesday 5 July 2017
5.00pm to 7.00pm
Term 2, week 10 Flinders Booleroo Centre District School
2-10 Stephens Street
Booleroo Centre
Tuesday 4 July 2017



Governing Councils, Office for Education and Early Childhood

Phone: 8226 9617
Emaildecd.sitegovernance [at] sa.gov.au