Governing Council

What is Governing Council

The Governing Council is made up of parents, staff, community members and a student representative who work with the site leader (principal) to help set and monitor the direction of the school.

The Governing Council is an important part of the public education system with powers defined under the Education Act. In your role on a governing council, you work with the site leader (principal) to:

  • involve the local community in the governance of the school;
  • develop and approve local policies for safety, wellbeing and expectations of students;
  • set the broad direction and vision of the site;
  • monitor and review the Site Improvement Plan;
  • be the employing authority of services, including OSHC and canteen (if applicable).

Site leaders (principal) work with the Governing Council to:

  • Provide educational leadership
  • Implement the site’s policies
  • Implement the site improvement plan.

Parents are elected for a two-year term to the Council at the Annual General Meeting held in the first term of each year. All members of the school community are eligible to attend the Annual General Meeting and to vote on any matters proposed for resolution.


2020 Governing Council

The current Governing Council are:

Emma Jones – CHAIR
Kara Neilson – VICE CHAIR
Tiffany Bennett – SECRETARY
Carylin Griffin – TREASURER
Mel Justice – PRINCIPAL
Leanne Bawden
Rachel Cheel
Mark Elliott
Tiffany Steinart
Jodie Doherty
Faith Spalding
Tina Williams
Theresa Hodson
Kirsty Cowling
Jane Moore (Community Member / Director of Children’s Centre)
Meghan Orr (Community Member / Director of OSHC)
Gaynor Mayfield (Community Member)
Adam Blakely (Staff)
Kris Mott (Staff)
Krystle Pearce (Staff)
Lily Jinks (Student Rep)
Blane Thew (Student Rep)
Dakota Johns (Student Rep)

Governing Council Meetings – 2020

Meetings are held from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Parents or community members can request to attend a meeting if there is an issue / topic they would like to discuss with the committee.


Wednesday 5th February (following AGM)
Monday 16th March


Monday 11th May
Monday 15th June


Monday 3rd August
Monday 7th September


Monday 26th October
Monday 30th November


The school currently has sub-committees that report back to the Governing Council.  Governing Council members, parents and staff can nominate for one or more of the sub-committees. This is a great opportunity to become an active participant in the decision making, projects and activities in our school.

The current sub-committees are:
– Policies
– Grounds
– Fundraising
– Sports
– Finance (GC Members only)

Each sub-committee has a chosen Chair person who organises / runs the meeting
either once or twice per term (meetings are before or after school) and reports from
each meeting are presented at Governing Council Meetings.

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