Our School Council is made up of a group of elected staff members, community representatives and parents. Each position’s tenure is typically 2 years.
Our council works with the school community to achieve the best outcomes for students. We play an important role in contributing to good school governance so that school resources are used efficiently, and community expectations and the school’s priorities reflect the needs of students. The functions of councils are covered by legislation and include both approval and advisory roles.
Principals may also seek the advice of councils to inform themselves before making management decisions. Council and board members have the right to understand the principal’s decisions (except where they involve confidential information and decisions about people or families).
The council or board does not intervene in the control or management of the school. This is the role of the principal.
Our current Council is made up of the following representatives from our school community:
|Jodie Swaffer||Community rep|
|Brooke Manyard||Community rep|
|Gil McComb||Parent rep|
|Rene Vanderwal||Parent rep & Chair|
|Kylianne Farrell||Parent rep|
|Tim Woodward||Parent rep|
|Nicole Lekias||Parent rep|
|Sarah Ugle||Parent rep|
|Steven Maxwell||Staff Rep|
|Catherine Wall||Staff Rep|
|Fiona Byrne||Staff Rep|
Role of council or board members:
- parent members bring their perspective as a parent at the school, as well as context of the wider school community.
- community members may bring expertise such as business skills that the council or board is looking for at that time.
- department employees bring their educational expertise.
If you would like to know more about our School Council, please feel free to speak with any of the members listed above. We love being a part of our wonderful school and welcome feedback from the wider community.
School Council Meetings: