School Council meets to discuss and decide on a range of issues relating to school governance. It is supported by the work done its subcommittees. A new School Council is formed every March via nomination, and voting is held if there are more candidates than vacancies. School Councillors are elected for two-year terms.
School Council meetings are generally open to all members of the school community. If you would like to find out more about getting involved in the School Council, or contributing via a subcommittee, please contact one of the School Council members below.
Andrew Schmidt – President
Tessa Van Duyn – Vice-President
Karen McWilliam (Surridge)
Sub-committees are open to all parents, and the school welcomes all contributions from parents and carers. The Junior School Council also meets regularly and reposts to the School Council.
All sub-committees are responsible for the development and review of policies within the area of their responsibility for recommendation to the School Council. Sub-committees are responsible for regular updates of their activities via the school website and newsletter.
Function: To ensure the proper management of the finances of the school and to discuss and make appropriate recommendations regarding the school’s finances, financial policies and budget to the School Council.
The Finance Sub-committee will:
Convenor: Andrew Murphy
Function: To discuss and make recommendations to the School Council on a wide range of education issues as they relate to the school.
The DET School Council representatives on this subcommittee will assume responsibility for liaising with the Library technician and Business Manager and reporting on library activities and expenditure of the Library Fund.
Convenor: Karen Surridge
Function: To discuss and make recommendations to the School Council on a wide range of matters and policies relating to the improvement and maintenance of the physical environment at the school
Convenor: Michael Eva
Function: To discuss and make recommendations to the School Council on a wide range of issues and policies that foster productive and cooperative community engagement across the school and local community.
Convenor: Kerrie Williams
This Committee oversees the Out of School Hours Club Program, including the program’s activities, its physical environment and its financial operations. This program continues to offer high quality care for our children. In recent years major work has been completed to improve the building and facilities.
The Junior School Council is a voice for the students of Northcote Primary School. Its members represent their classrooms, organise fundraising events and consider issues that concern students at school.
Get in touch!
If you have any feedback or want to know more about your School Council reach out to any of the council members.