MACS Governance Statement and Trinity Primary School Advisory Council

MACS Governance Statement

Trinity Primary School is a school which operates with the consent of the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and is operated and governed by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS).

MACS governs and operates Catholic schools in the Archdiocese to continue the mission of Catholic education to proclaim the Good News and equip our young people with the knowledge, skills, and hope to live meaningful lives and enrich the world around them.

Because the good work of educating the young is a co-responsible task led by every member of the Catholic school community, School Advisory Councils have been established to provide a crucial point of connection between the wider school community and school leaders. This governance model was designed to ease the administrative burden on our schools and parishes, allow parish priests to focus on the mission of education in the parish, enable greater collaboration between schools and ensure greater consistency in school policies and procedures.

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The School Advisory Council (SAC)

The SAC is established by the Principal to act as an advisory group on matters concerning the operation of the school.

The SAC has as its central purpose the realisation of the vision of the school. In realising this vision, the specific functions of SAC will include:

  • Assisting with policy development and review
  • Ratification of yearly curriculum
  • Supporting the school objectives
  • Supporting the school in its implementation of the Master Plan, Maintenance and Related Equipment
  • Approving budget planning and finance-related matters
  • Contributing to the selection process of the school principal
  • Local promotion of the school
  • Assisting in the preparation of Board reports to the school community

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