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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 28 March 2017, 6.00pm to 8pm Term 1, week 9 Mitcham Hills and Mitcham Plains Mitcham Primary School
Hillview Road, Kingswood

Monday 27 March 2017

Tuesday 4 April 2017, 6.00pm to 8pm Term 1, week 10 Central East Open Access College
1-37 Marden Road, Marden
Monday 3 April 2017
Tuesday 11 April 2017, 6.00pm to 8pm Term 1, week 11 Mount Lofty Crafers Primary School
55 Piccadilly Road, Crafers
Monday 10 April 2017



Governing Councils, Office for Education and Early Childhood

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