School Council Information

Overview of School Council

Government school councils are established for the purposes of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Act) and operate under the Act, their constituting Orders, the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007 (Regulations) and Government policy.

 The objective of School Council is to:

  • Assist in the efficient governance of the school
  • Ensure that its decisions affecting students of the school are made having regard, as a primary consideration, to the best interest of the students
  • Enhance the educational opportunities of students at the school
  • Ensure the school and the council complies with any requirements of this Act, the regulations, a Ministerial Order or a direction, guideline or policy issued under this Act.

The functions of School Council include:

  • Establish the broad direction and vision of the school within the school’s community
  • Arrange for the supply of goods, services, facilities, materials, equipment and other things or matters that are required for the conduct of the school including the provision of preschool programs
  • Raise funds for school related purposes
  • regulate and facilitate the after-hours use of the school premises and grounds
  • Exercise a general oversight of the school buildings and grounds and ensure that they are kept in good order and condition
  • Provide for the cleaning and sanitary services that are necessary for the school
  • Ensure that all money coming into the hands of the council is expended for proper purposes relating to the school
  • Provide meals and refreshments for the staff and students of the school and make charges for those meals or refreshments
  • Inform itself and take into account any views of the school community for the purpose of making decisions in regard to the school and the students at the school
  • Generally stimulate interest in the school in the wider community

School Councillors


Member Position Term of Office Category
Tip Kennedy Principal    
Jessica Foeken Secretary    
Dovid Clarke President

Out of School Hours Care Subcommittee Rep

2020 -2021 Parent
Amanda Vinnicombe Assistant Principal

Education Subcommittee Rep



Val Landewee Fundraising and Community Engagement Subcommittee Rep 2019 – 2020 DET


Beth Halls Treasurer

Finance Subcommittee Rep

2020 – 2021 Parent
Penelope Drummond Buildings and Grounds Subcommittee Rep 2019 – 2020 Parent


Colin Taylor Vice President 2020 – 2021 Parent


Hamish Cormack School Council member 2020 Parent