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School Council

The School Council of Discovery College is composed of representatives from ESF, the wider community, parents, teachers, and support staff of the College. The purpose of the School Council is to help the school provide the best possible education for DC students. School Councillors undertake their roles on a voluntary basis for a period of three years and are prepared to share their knowledge, skills, and experience for the good of the College as a whole. The guidance offered and decisions made form part of the framework within which the College operates.

The main responsibilities of the School Council include working with the Principal to establish the school’s strategic direction, approving the curriculum, ensuring that the needs of students are met, and approving the annual budget. School Councils are also responsible for the approval of senior appointments, the implementation of effective procedures for staff management and development, and with the ESF Chief Executive Officer, for appraising the performance of the Principal. The School Council also advises the ESF CEO and the ESF Board on issues affecting the school.

For further information on the School Council, including Summary Reports of Council meetings, please go to > About Us > School Council.

The School Council welcomes your feedback and comments. If you wish to contact any of the parent representatives on the School Council, please email For other inquiries, you may contact the Principal, James Smith, at

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