School Council

 

Parent Representatives

Teacher Representatives

Robert Freestone - Council Member
Eleni Panagiotou - Council Member
Carlo Calkoen - Council Member
​Rebecca Cutler - Council Member
Brooke Conboy - Council Member
Michelle Lewis - Council Member
​Jacqueline Leeman-Jackson - Council Member
Bronwen Lamond - Principal
Travis Pain - Assistant Principal & Senior School Fiona Catton - Teaching & Learning Coach
Jennifer Donald - Senior School Teacher

2019 School Council Elections

Please note the ballot period has now closed.

What is a school council and what does it do?

All government schools in Victoria have a school council. They are legally constituted bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school within statewide guidelines. In doing this, a school council is able to directly influence the quality of education that the school provides for its students.

Who is on the school council?

For most school councils, there are three possible categories of membership:

A mandated elect Parent category - more than one-third of the total members must be from this category. Department of Education and training (DET) employees can be Parent members at their child's school as long as they are not engaged in work at the school.

A mandated elected DET employee category - members of this category may make up no more than one-third of the total membership of school council. The principal of the school is automatically one of these members.

An optional Community member category - members are coopted by a decision of the council because of their special skills, interests or experiences. DET employees are not eligible to be Community members.

Generally, the term of office for all members is two years. The term of office of half the members expires each year, creating vacancies for the annual school council elections.

Why is Parent membership so important?

Parents on school councils provide important viewpoints and have valuable skills that can help shape the direction of the school. Those parents who become active on a school council find their involvement satisfying in itself and may also find that their children feel a greater sense of belonging.

Do I need special experience to be on school council?

No. What you do need is an interest in your child's school and the desire to work in partnership with others to help shape the school's future.

What are some of the key responsibilities of a school council?

Why is Parent membership so important?

Parents on school councils provide important viewpoints and have valuable skills that can help shape the direction of the school. Those parents who become active on a school council find their involvement satisfying in itself and may also find that their children feel a greater sense of belonging.

Do I need special experience to be on school council?

No. What you do need is an interest in your child's school and the desire to work in partnership with others to help shape the school's future.

What are some of the key responsibilities of a school council?


​The school council is responsible for a number of important ares, which include but not limited to:

the Annual Implementation Plan which sets out the direction, main goals and their associated priority for the school
the management of the overall budget, providing the foundation for achieving the Implementation Plan
the maintenance of the school, including the buildings and associated grounds
the relevant policies relating to the overall management of the school, providing a safe environment for students, teachers and parents
in conjunction with the Implementation Plan, the general educational direction and associated policies for the school