School Advisory Board

Christ the King is a school which operates with the consent of the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and is operated and governed by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS).

MACS governs and operates 292 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese to continue the mission of Catholic education to proclaim the Good News and equip our young people with the knowledge, skills and hope to live meaningful lives and enrich the world around them. Because the good work of educating the young is a co-responsible task led by every member of the Catholic school community, School Advisory Councils have been established to provide a crucial point of connection between the wider school community and school leaders. This governance model was designed to ease the administrative burden on our schools and parishes, allow parish priests to focus on the mission of education in the parish, enable greater collaboration between schools and ensure greater consistency in school policies and procedures.

The School Advisory Council consists of parents representatives, members of school leadership and the Parish Priest. The School Advisory Council meets at least six times a year and act as an advisory forum on matters pertaining to the life of the school. It is expected that school board members promote the Catholic Ethos of the school and support the development and promotion of school community.


The following are some ways the School Advisory Council supports the school and the principal:

•        Articulating and enacting the school’s vision and mission

•        Promoting the school’s Catholic ethos and culture

•        Promoting faith formation and development

•        Implementing school policies as required

•        Giving advice to the principal on issues such as enrolments, school improvement plans and enrolment trends

•        Engaging in discussion with the principal about the annual school budget and other financial matters

•        Giving advice to the principal about the school Master Plan

•        Capital resource planning and maintenance support to the principal