A Constitution for an incorporated body is the document by which that body is formed and governed.

The content of a Constitution will be largely determined by the legislation under which the body is incorporated. The relevant legislation for a School Representative Body is the Education Act and the Education Regulations. 

All School Representative Bodies must have a Constitution that governs the way in which they operate. Each School Representative Body must use the Department of Education’s model Constitution.

The rules in the model Constitution are explained in the School Representative Body Constitution guidelines.


  • School Representative Body Constitution Guidelines - PDF
  • School Council Model Constitution - Word
  • School Board Model Constitution -  Word
  • Constitution Checklist - PDF