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School Associations

School Associations in Tasmania

On January 1, 2005 as required by the Education Act 1994, School Associations came into operation throughout the state. (See Education Act - Division 2 - School Associations.) This website will be maintained so that information relating to the introduction and operation of School Associations can continue to be accessed.

If you would like further information about school associations please email or phone 1800 816 057 (Free call)

Secretary's Instructions for school associations

Instructions from the Secretary, Department of Education, for the operation of School Associations in government schools and colleges of Tasmania.

Frequently asked questions about school associations

Commonly asked questions relating to School Associations.

Roles and Responsibilities of Parents in School Associations

Community Empowered Schools Resource

GST and ABNs for school associations

Information for School Associations relating to GST and ABNs.

Model register of members for school associations

Links to an example of a register of members for School Associations.

Resources for school associations

Provides explanations designed to clarify terminology encountered by School Association members whilst carrying out their roles.

Constitution templates and checklists for school associations

Constitutions for School Associations in Tasmania approved by the Minister have been developed using the following constitution proformas and instructions:

• Model Incorporated Constitution

• Model Unincorporated Constitution

• Constitution Checklists

Incorporated Associations

Information from Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading

Terms of reference for sub-committees and working groups

Information about preparing terms of reference for sub-committees and working groups of School Associations.

Review of School Associations Survey

At the end of 2007, state schools and their School Associations and Parents and Friends committees were surveyed about parent engagement in schools. This report summarises the key responses to the survey. It contains four recommendations for Schools and Learning Services aimed at building on the strengths of School Associations and Parents and Friends committees and at increasing their effectiveness.


Documents for School Associations

Documents for School Associations Web Part Menu
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