Supporting parents, supporting public schools

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.

Current Elections

North West, By-Election

Closing date for nominations: Friday, 10 November 2017

Election Package

Become a State Councillor

National Police History Check (to be lodged with nomination form)

State Council Election Letter

State Councillor Nomination Form