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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

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Term 3, week 2 Greenhill South

Black Forest Primary School
679 South Rd, Black Forest SA 5035

Monday 31 July 2017
Tuesday 15 August 2017
Term 3, week 4 Blue Lake

Grant High School
Hosking Ave, Mount Gambier SA 5290

Monday 14 August 2017

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Term 3, week 4 South East Coast and Vines

Millicent High School
2 Mount Burr Road, Millicent SA 5280

Monday 14 August 2017



Governing Councils, Office for Education and Early Childhood

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