School Council


Improving School Governance

The Victorian Government recognises the importance of school councils and their relationship with their local community.  As the governing body, a school council can positively influence the quality of education provided to students in their school.



President ~ Adam Jellis

Vice President ~ Narelle James

Treasurer ~ Susan Gilmore (Principal)

Secretary ~ Katrina Palmer



Council Members:


  • Jacquie Burrows
  • Leigh Churchill
  • Peter Ellerington
  • Suryani Lim
  • Kenny Kerslake
  • Nicky Nievaart
  • Tracy Braun


Being a member of the school council is a rewarding and challenging experience.  Acting as a team, council supports the principal to provide the best possible educational outcomes for students.


Although each councillor brings their own valuable life skills and knowledge to the role, councillors may need to develop skills and acquire knowledge in areas that may be unfamiliar to them.  These might include developing the broad direction and vision for the school, interpreting data or financial statements, working effectively as a council, or understanding legislative and policy requirements.



School Council Meeting Schedule 2016:

FEBRUARY - Thursday 25th @ 7pm

APRIL - Thursday 28th @ 7pm

MAY - Thursday 26th @ 7pm

JUNE - Thursday 23rd @ 7pm

AUGUST - Thursday 4th @ 7pm

OCTOBER - Thursday 6th @ 7pm

NOVEMBER - Thursday 17th @ 7pm

DECEMBER - Thursday 1st @ 7pm


Term Dates 2016:

TERM 1 - 28th January to 24th March

TERM 2 - 11th April to 24th June

TERM 3 - 11th July to 16th September

TERM 4 - 3rd October to 20th December


Resources and Links:

Making the Partnership Work