In the Community

South Oakleigh College prides itself on our connections to our community. We strive to ensure that our students value and nurture the partnerships we have with our community as we build a culture of connection. We have students leading the way, playing key roles at community events.

College Council

The School Council is formed according to the guidelines set down by the Department of Education and Training (DET). Its membership is a locally agreed model based upon these guidelines. The School Council sets policy directions, but the day-to-day operation of the school is the responsibility of the Principal. 

At the beginning of each school year, a notice of School Council Elections and Call for Nominations is published on the school website and through Compass. Our College Council comprises students, staff, parents and community members and meets every month. The Finance Committee and Facilities Committee also meet before every council meeting.

Notice of School Council Election & Call for Nominations 2024

An Election is to be conducted for members of the school council of South Oakleigh College.

All government schools in Victoria have a school council. They have legally constituted bodies that are given powers to set the broad direction of a school, in accordance with Ministerial Order 1280 Constitution of Government School Councils, and the Education and Training Reform Act 2006. In doing this, a school council may directly influence the quality of education for students.

Notice of Election and Call for Nominations of:

Nomination forms are available via the attached links above or from the General Office
Available from Friday 16 February 2024

Closing date for nominations:
Friday 23 February 2024 by 4 pm to Kelly Garrett

Date by which the list of candidates and nominators will be posted
Wednesday 28 February 2024

Date by which ballot papers will be prepared and distributed 
On or before Friday 1 March 2024

Close of Ballot
Friday 8 March 2024

Vote Count
Monday 11 March 2024

Declaration of Poll
Tuesday 12 March 2024

Special council meeting to co-opt Community Members 
Tuesday 19 March 2024

First council meeting to elect office-bearers 
Tuesday 19 March 2024

For further information regarding School Council and the upcoming School Council election please refer to the following fact sheet: Fact Sheet Information for Parents and Students

School Council Meeting Dates 2024: 
Tuesday 20 February 6 pm 
Tuesday 19 March 6 pm 
Tuesday 23 April 6 pm
Tuesday 21 May 6 pm 
Tuesday 18 June 6 pm 
Tuesday 16 July 6 pm 
Tuesday 20 August 6 pm 
Tuesday 17 September 6 pm
Tuesday 15 October 6 pm 
Tuesday 19 November 6 pm 
Tuesday 17 December 6 pm 

Community Partners & Connections

We are proud to have valuable partnerships with several organisations:

  • Skyline Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Oakleigh, Clayton and Huntingdale
  • Bendigo Bank (Murrumbeena Branch)


Every South Oakleigh Student student is an important part of our history and, through the South Oakleigh College Alumni, we want to stay in touch with you, and help you stay in touch with your former classmates. By becoming a member of our Alumni, you can stay up to date with events and, if you wish, discover ways to remain involved with the College.

Fundraising & Philanthropy

As part of our work in the community, South Oakleigh College is proud to raise money for a number of organisations. Our annual Walkathon held at the end of Term 1 every year raises money for the Monash Children’s Hospital Clayton. Over the past two years our school has raised over $30,000 for the education department of the hospital.

Our Student Representative Council holds numerous fundraisers throughout the year including The Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea, Wellfest Week and an Easter Egg Hunt with all money raised donated to charity.

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