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Face-to-face 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 available are:

Date and time Start time Partnership region Venue Registration due date
Wednesday 27 February 2019 (Week 5, Term 1) 6.00-8.00pm Panalatinga Pimpala Primary School
24 Vanstone Ave Morphett Vale SA 5162
Friday 22 February 2019
Wednesday 20 March 2019 (Week 7, Term 1) 6.00-8.00pm Torrens Valley
Mount Lofty
Birdwood High School
Shannon St, Birdwood SA 5234
Friday 8 March 2019
Wednesday 27 March 2019 (Week 9, Term 1) 6.00-8.00pm Flinders Tanunda Primary School
25 Research Road  Tanunda   SA 5352
Friday 22 March 2019


Governing Councils, Office for Education and Early Childhood

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