Students-Teachers-Parents Panel (SGA)

Last Update: 20.09.2021

The School Com­munity Com­mit­tee at BG/BRG Klosterneuburg- a short explan­a­tion:

The School Com­munity Com­mit­tee is the main tool a school com­munity of stu­dents, par­ents and teach­ers has at its dis­posal to work together in a demo­cratic way. It is also a main driv­ing force behind every school com­munity that wants to thrive and set up innov­a­tions.

It is an offi­cial col­legi­ate body, liable to laws and reg­u­la­tions (SchUG § 64).

While its main pur­pose is encour­age­ment and con­sol­id­a­tion of the school com­munity, it com­prises three stu­dent-, three parent- and three teach­ing staff rep­res­ent­at­ives, presided over by the head­mis­tress Mag. Hemma Poledna.

Import­ant decisions rel­ev­ant for all three rep­res­en­ted bodies are made and sup­por­ted in this com­mit­tee.

Let’s have a look at the duties of the com­mit­tee:

The fol­low­ing are mat­ters to be addressed and decided over

• School events of sev­eral days (lan­guage courses abroad, skiing courses..)
• School events
• Par­ents’ Even­ings
• School Rules
• Col­lec­tions and sales
• Stu­dent par­ti­cip­a­tion in events out­side school
• Career guid­ance events
• Health coun­selling events
• Meas­ures con­cern­ing the improve­ment of the school com­munity and daily life at school
• School autonom­ous decisions con­cern­ing cur­ricula
• School autonom­ous decisions con­cern­ing stu­dent num­bers and group sizes
• School autonom­ous decisions con­cern­ing teach­ing times
• School autonom­ous decisions con­cern­ing stu­dent applic­a­tions and places
• Reuse of course books
• Col­lab­or­a­tion with other schools or non-edu­ca­tional facil­it­ies
• Set­ting the dates for repeat exams

The com­mit­tee must be con­vened by the head­mis­tress on request of one third of the com­mit­tee mem­bers if a motion has been filed at the same time to deal with one of the above mat­ters. The meet­ing has to be con­vened at least within a week after filing the motion and two weeks before the actual date of the meet­ing. An agenda for the reques­ted meet­ing must be sub­mit­ted at the same time.