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Longford Primary Community

Out of Hours Use of School Equipment and Grounds

School Equipment:
Some items of school equipment may be available for parents or local organisations to
borrow. Borrowers should contact the School Council/Principal for prior approval.
School staff members are able to borrow items of school equipment related to their profession by first obtaining approval from the Principal.

School Grounds and Building:
Users of the school grounds out of school hours are informed that usual school rules still
apply (this includes local children living near the grounds). Signs are erected that
School Council does not accept responsibility for any accidents after school hours.
Horse riding and trail bike riding in the grounds are prohibited. School Council does approve the hiring out of school facilities to community groups. Such groups must have their own public liability policy.


Parents' and Friends

Parents' and Friends is made up of the parents of children attending this school.  Parents' and Friends meets at different intervals during the year and all parents are welcome to attend.  Parents' and Friends is a less formal body than School Council.

Its activities include making new parents welcome, looking after everyday needs of the children (uniform, tuck shop, etc.), to run some fund-raising, information and social activities and to assist with the Longford Country Fair.



School Council

The School Council is the governing body of the school.  It determines School Policies, oversees the maintenance and development of buildings and grounds, is accountable for school finances and responsible for stimulating and maintaining interest in the school.

Other powers of the School Council include employment of non-teaching staff, overseeing construction works, determining the use of the school by other groups, approving school programs, community education activities, fund-raising, the purchase of equipment and the establishment of various sub-committees.

School Council is generally made up of 8 elected parents, 4 elected teachers, the principal and 1 Co-opted Member.
Any parent of a child at the school can be nominated for School Council.

School Council has a number of sub-committees led by a School Councillor. Any parent may become a member of a School Council Sub-Committee. Sub-Committees may include, Finance, Facilities, Education, Country Fair and others as needed.

School Council meets in the School Staffroom at 7.00p.m. in the third week of each month. All parents are welcome to attend these meetings.
School Councillors are YOUR REPRESENTATIVES! Council activities are reported to parents through "The GAS". Parents should not hesitate to contact School Councillors to express ideas or concerns about the school.