General Meetings

The Education Act requires Principals to take reasonable steps, each year, to establish a School Representative Body if one does not exist. This means the Principal must make a genuine attempt every year to interest parents.

A School Representative Body must adopt the department’s model constitution and abide by the policy and guidelines published by the department.

Members must meet a minimum of eight times per year, including the AGM.

There is no set format for meetings, although the following items must be recorded in the minutes:

  • Date and time
  • Attendances and acceptance of apologies
  • Declarations of any conflict of interest
  • Confirming the minutes of the previous meeting
  • Correspondence
  • Reports
  • Debate
  • Voting on motions
  • Time the meeting closes


  • General Meeting Agenda Template    (Word.doc file)
  • General Meeting Directly After the AGM Agenda (Election of Office Bearers) Template   (Word.doc file)