Becoming A State Councillor
Do you want to help ensure that public education in Western Australia is of the highest quality and accessible to all?
Do you think you would make a good representative for the voice of parents in your region?
If yes, then nominating to become a WACSSO State Councillor may be for you.
About State Council
The State Council of WACSSO is made up of volunteers who represent their individual WACSSO Electorates throughout WA and a President. Councillors play a direct role in influencing the direction of education for the benefit of students.
All members are nominated by their P&C Association. Once elected, Councillors’ represent the views, issues, concerns and opinions of all the P&C groups in their Electrorate as a result of the regular contact they have with them. Many State Councillors donate their time to be representatives and principal stakeholders of a variety of committees. To name a few; Children’s Crossing and Road Safety Committee, Curriculum Council Appeals Board, Rural & Remote Education Advisory Committee, SDERA Road Safety Education Committee; and many more. Becoming a State Councillor is your opportunity to have a positive input into the education of students in government schools.
What's in it for me?
- You can help influence the direction of public education for the benefit of our children.
- You will learn invaluable lifelong personal and career skills (some past councillors have successfully transitioned into local and state politics).
- You will meet like-minded people and have the opportunity to network within the education community.
- You will be part of a well-respected, high-profile organisation.
- You will have a blast doing all of this!
What will be expected of me?
- Attend four (4) State Council weekend meetings per year at the Mercure Hotel, Perth. These run all day Saturday and finish early Sunday afternoon;
- attend WACSSO Annual Conference weekend at Crown Perth which includes a brief State Council Dinner Meeting on the Friday night.
- follow the WACSSO Constitution;
- help formulate WACSSO Policy.
- represent the views of all affiliates in their electorate to State Council; and
provide support and information to affiliates in their electorate and report on these at State Council.
What is the cost to me?
- State Councillors are reimbursed for out of pocket expenses associated with WACSSO business such as telephone calls.
- WACSSO also pays for travel costs to all Councillors, accommodation for country Councillors and meals where applicable.
North West, By-Election
Closing date for nominations: Friday, 10 November 2017
National Police History Check (to be lodged with nomination form)