Dorset Primary School’s School Council holds scheduled meetings throughout the school year.
The Council features members from the staff and parent community and can be appointed or elected.
School Council is supported by two sub-committees: Governance and Community & Development.
Governance and Community & Development sub-committees meet once per month before the School Council meeting begins. For specific meeting times and dates about School Council, please contact the Front Office.
School Council members meet at 7.30 pm on a Thursday night, once a month. The meeting follows the committee meetings which commence at 6.45 pm on the same night.
I wanted to take this opportunity to say a big thank you and express my gratitude to all my friends that I have made in the past few years and to those who didn’t know me and still voted for me to gain a position at school council for the next two years.
I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce myself and give you all some information about myself.
My name is Afarin Allen. I am a parent of two children, who are in Grades three and four. My husband and I have been part of the school community for the last four and half years, and for the past two years, I have been part of the school council.
In the past, I have worked in several corporate work environments. I have also worked in Local and State Government Jobs for over 15 years. After the birth of our two children, my husband and I decided that I would be the main carer for our children. For the last six and half years, I have been running my own small business exploring my creativity and spirituality.
Three years ago, I decided to be part of school council, where I could help our school community come together and achieve the best for our school, as I have always believed that the only way to achieve the best is to be part of the solution, not the problem. My previous position in the School Council was as School Council Secretary.
With the hard work and dedication of Ms. Cynthia Helleren and Mr. Geoff Gowen, we applied for a grant from our local Federal Member of the Parliament, Mr. Michael Sukkar, where we received a substantial amount of money which allowed the school to install the Cooling System in the gymnasium (School hall).
This year, I was nominated to be the School Council President, where I accepted the position with honor and gratitude. I will be doing my very best to fill the shoes of a great and hardworking man, Ben Graham, who has retired from the position.
I am hoping to be able to bring our school community, teachers and students closer together, so we can make our great school even better.
I am always at school for drop off and pick up early, so if anyone would like to come and see me with any issues, suggestions and if there is anything I can do to help please don't hesitate to come and see me.