Governance Guidelines

2015 ISV Annual General MeetingMember Schools are self-managed but Independent Schools Victoria assists members to maintain high standards of governance and business management.

Regular briefings on governance are held for:

  • board and council members
  • heads of school
  • business managers
  • other senior staff.

There is a continuing flow of information describing and updating good business management and educational practice. Member schools are surveyed to ensure their needs are met.

The Independent Schools Victoria Governance Handbook has been updated. To purchase a copy contact the Executive Support Manager, Kate Anderson or (03) 9825 7230.

Member School Board Members and management have access to Across the Board – Governance guidelines for Independent schools. The material was produced by Dibbs Abbott Stillman Lawyers with input from SACS Consulting, Noel Waite of the Waite Group and Independent Schools Victoria board members and Secretariat.

Topical governance newsletters are available for your information along with details on the school board app iSource.

Governance Sessions in 2018

Independent Schools Victoria offers a range of governance sessions for new and existing Board Members. At these sessions, members are invited to participate in a discussion about the role and responsibilities of School Councils. Experienced speakers will be available to answer specific questions Council Members may have.

Please note: these sessions are only available to Member Schools.

To be informed of future sessions please email the Governance Team to be added to the distribution list.


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