Gembrook Primary School Council

Council meetings are held twice a term, with 8 meetings per year. The three main responsibilities of School Council are to:

  • oversee the development of the School’s annual budget and ensure proper records are kept of the School’s financial operation
  • participate in the development and monitoring of the School strategic plan
  • develop, review and update policies that reflect our School’s values and support our School’s broad direction outlined in our strategic plan

Other key functions of School Council are to:

  • represent and take the views of the whole School community into account, including the views of parents
  • raise funds for School related purposes
  • maintain School grounds and facilities
  • enter into contracts
  • report annually to the School community and the Department
  • create interest in the School in the wider community
  • regulate and facilitate after hours use of School premises and grounds
  • operate a before and after hours child care service.

Anyone is welcome to attend a School Council meeting to participate and contribute, although only School Councillors may vote.  Nominations are held at the beginning of each year, with the Annual General Meeting occurring in March.

Our School Council for 2020 is as follows:

  • Brendan Fitzpatrick
  • Kerri Drew (Secretary)
  • Christian Fraser
  • Kirsten Varga
  • Ellie O’Mara
  • Michael Andrews Luke (President)
  • Dean Prouse (Treasurer)
  • Dean Macumber
  • Dana Simpson Walker
  • Kafi O’Connor-Ward
  • Tamara Ware
  • Nicola Power
  • Nicola Todd
  • Michelle Atzmuller

A note from Gembrook Primary School Council President May 2020

Standing Orders for Gembrook Primary School Council

School Council Finance DET resource

School Council Governance DET resource

School Council Policy and Review DET resource

School Council President DET Resource

School Council Strategic Planning DET resource