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 ServiceCentre@education.tas.gov.au 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
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.