Governing Council

The Governing Council consists of up to 16 parents who work with the Principal to assist with the direction and further development of the school. Meetings occur twice a term on a Tuesday night in Week 3 and Week 8.

There are a number of sub committees on which all parents are also most welcome to join, which include Finance, OSHC, Canteen, Fundraising, Sports, Education and Grounds. These groups assist to set the broad direction, vision and strategic planning of the school.

The 2019 Governing Council members are:

Melanie Perkins (Chairperson)

Melanie's role is to chair meetings, set agendas and represent the school when required.  Liaises with the Principal on a regular basis.

Rachel Newrick (Vice Chair)

Rachel's role is to chair meetings, set agendas and represent the school in the Chairpersons absence.

Peter Heading (Treasurer)

Peter chairs the Finance sub-committee, sets the Finance meeting agenda and reviews and presents the budget with the principal.

Paula Lowe (Secretary)

Paula takes and distributes  minutes. She also distrbutes the upcoming agenda and correspondence.

Dave Henty-Smith, Jo Meredith and Kathy Baker (Staff Representatives)

Liaise with Governing Council and represents the view of the staff and presents class reports to the meeting.

Members:

Members represent parents at Governing Council meetings and lead or participate in at least one sub-committee.

Current members include Melanie Perkins, Rachel Newrick, Peter Heading, Paula Lowe, Heather Pronk, Emma Scott, Chrisna Louw, Michelle White, Sky Pratt Hossainpoor, Paul Knapp, Rebecca Chrisan, Warren Ainscough, Bret Prew, Leanne Denneny, Sarah Darbyshire.

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The Governing Council involves parents and the wider school community in decision making to ensure that the educational, cultural and social needs of the community are considered.