School Advisory Council (SAC)

Membership on the SAC is a sign that you have been entrusted with a significant position of leadership within the OLOL community. Service to the Council is an example of a positive response to the Vatican II call for people to participate energetically in the life of the Church, bringing problems and issues before the community for discussion and resolution (Decree on the Apostolate of Lay People, n. 10). As parents are the first educators of their children, the involvement of the broader community of parents and friends is to be fostered and held in high esteem (Canon 796, n. 2). 

The responsibilities of the SAC are to:

  • Promote the Catholic ethos of the school and to support the Religious Education programs;
  • Provide advice on the development and review of school policies;
  • Provide advice on planning for the future of the parish primary school and its ability to accommodate future enrolments;
  • Contribute to the selection process for the school principal.

We are grateful to members, past and present, for their dedication and obvious interest in the vision and direction of OLOL School and hope that time serving on the Council is one of energy, growth and satisfaction.

Click here to download the School Advisory Council Manual

This School Advisory Council Manual is written for the people in each community who have agreed to work together to accomplish that shared conviction. The School Advisory Council is entrusted with a role that is founded on Christ’s model of servanthood to others.

Members of School Advisory Councils in all Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) schools should meet high standards of community, group and individual behaviour, and appreciate, value and share the educational mission and ethos of the Catholic Church.

MACS Code of Conduct for SAC Members

School Advisory Council Terms of Reference