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.
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.
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 of students, staff, parents and community members and meets every month. The Finance committee and Facilities committee also meets prior to every council meeting.
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.