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Governing Council

School Governance can be viewed as a system which operates under the principle that education is a shared responsibility and accountability among school community stakeholders. The Governing Council is accountable for the governance of the school by making sure that the school achieves its goals through good management practices. In practice the Governing body is responsible for:

  • setting strategic goals
  • determining School Policy
  • delegating powers, and
  • reviewing how well these goals are being achieved
The Principal manages the school within the local policy parameters set by the Governing body and the statewide policy parameters set by The Department.

  • providing and maintaining an overview
  • developing and reviewing School Policy
  • providing strategic direction and planning
  • reviewing and monitoring progress

Governing Council 2023
Principal - Carol Press
Chairperson - Edith Campbell
Vice Chairperson - Kerrie Grindley
Secretary - Kirsty McKie
Treasurer - Juliet Hester

Members
Holly Cartwright
Julia Burlison
Kirsty McKie
Edith Campbell
Kerrie Grindley
Juliet Hester
Bree Kelly
Eva Varga
Lindsay Zappia
Tanya Brennan
Marcia Magalhaes
Lauren Dawson
Sarah Foley
Lynley Zeitz

Staff Representatives
Junior Primary Staff Representative - Sea Star Staff: Helen Katsiokalis, Tracie Gurney, Kelly Mills and Ainsley Koenig - each to represent for a term
Primary Staff Representative - Noni Allen
Community Representatives
Community Network - Bree Kelly, Tanya Brennan, Lynley Zeitz & Julia Burlison

Subcommittees of the Governing Council
Finance - 2 meetings per term
  • Monitor the development of the schools' budget
  • Receive and evaluate financial reports
  • Supporting long term and short term financial management procedures
Assets - 1 meeting per term and needs based
  • Management and upkeep of buildings and grounds
  • Oversight of Grounds Person and School Cleaning Contractors
  • Oversee and inform site strategic plan connected to buildings and infrastructure
OSHC - 1 meeting per term
  • Establishing and monitoring guidelines related to OSHC practices and procedures
  • Budget management and fee structure management
  • Communicating and promoting programs
Canteen - 1 meeting per term
  • Establishing and monitoring guidelines related to Canteen practices and procedures
  • Overall management of Canteen employees
  • Communicating and promoting Healthy Eating programs
Sports - 1 meeting per term (or as required)
  • Coordinate and manage after school sports program
  • Develop directions and policies for after school sports programs
  • Communicate information around SAPSASA school programs
Community Network Committee - meetings as required
  • Support a strong 'Partnership in Learning' between school and families
  • To plan school/community events and activities
  • Manage and support classroom communication through appointment of class reps.
  • Coordinate fundraising activities