School Council


The School Council is a group of elected members who assist in governing the school. The role of School Council is one of setting the long term future for the school and plays an important role in the school’s accountability and improvement processes.  An effective School Council is integral to the smooth running of a school and the investment from our parent and staff council members is invaluable.

 

The council consists of 12 members:

  • the Principal
  • 7 elected parents, 3 elected staff
  • one co-opted member from the school community

 

The elected members for school council are:

 

Parent members

President:

Raylene Varone

Vice President:

Sarah Strybosch

 

Charles Windeyer

 

Zoe Allnutt

 

Hoang Tran Nguyen

 

Meredith Jones

 

Timothy Liston

 

Community member

Treasurer:

Leah Supple

 

DET employee members:

Principal:

Jenny Briggs

Assistant Principal:

Sally Curmi

Secretary:

Emily Roberts

 

Janine Bell

 

Voting for School Council

All parents and teachers are eligible to stand for School Council and to vote at elections. Elections are held annually, in February/March. Councillors can be elected for a one or two-year term.

The School Council holds an Annual General Meeting each year. All members of the school community are invited to attend.  This is an opportunity for parents who are interested in becoming members of a committee or the school council to obtain an overview of the operation of the school council. The Annual Report to the school community is presented at this meeting.

The School Sub-Committees are:

  • Finance Sub-Committee
  • Education Sub-Committee
  • Languages Sub-Committee
  • Buildings and Grounds Sub-Committee

 

SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING DATES

  • 19th February, 2020
  • 18th March, 2020
  • 29th April, 2020
  • 17th June, 2020
  • 29th July, 2020
  • 9th September, 2020
  • 21st October, 2020
  • 25th November, 2020

School Council welcomes your feedback.  Please contact the School Council via:  footscray.ps@education.vic.gov.au