School Council Elections 2019 – 2020
School Council Elections are being held as per Education Act 1988 in all State Schools in Malta and Gozo.
The School Council is made up of:
- A President – who is nominated by the Minister for Education and Employment
- A Secretary/Treasurer – who is the Head of School
- Three representatives elected from among the Educators based at the school
- Three representatives elected from among the Parents/Guardians whose children attend the School.
Elections will be held between Thursday 31st January and Monday 4th February. This year elections will be conducted online. Each parent is entitled to a vote. Parents can vote online at schoolcouncilelections.edu.mt using a computer, a smartphone or a tablet. They can also choose to vote by going to the school on Thursday, Friday or Monday (31st January, 1st and 4th February) between 9.00 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. and vote using computers set up at the school. Helpers will be available to assist parents to vote. It is important that these parents take with them the Code that was given to their child so as to be able to vote.
Three parents/guardians, ready to serve on the School Council, are required. The excellent work and dedication of members who served on previous Councils left positive results in our school. Parents/guardians are therefore encouraged to participate in these elections by either volunteering as Council Members or by nominating other parents/guardians of children in our school. Participation in these elections is of utmost importance and your cooperation is greatly appreciated in the best interests of the school and the students.
Nomination forms can be collected from your child’s school or submitted online on the website of the Ministry for Education and Employment at schoolcouncilelections.edu.mt. Each nomination is to be seconded by another parent/guardian whose children attend the school. One can nominate him/herself. Nominations submitted by hand are to reach the school by not later than Friday 18th January 2019. Online nominations will close at 1.00 p.m. on 18th January 2019.