School Council


School Council meets to discuss a range of issues relating to school governance. The work of school council is further supported by the hard work of our subcommittees (Finance, Education, Environments and Community). A new School Council is formed every February/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.

School Council Dates 2022 / 2023

Term Finance Education Environment Community School Council
Term 2, 2022 Wednesday 11th of May 2022 Wednesday 18th of May Wednesday 25th of May
Wednesday 8th of June 2022 Wednesday 15th of June 2022 Wednesday 22nd of June 2022
Term 3, 2022 Wednesday 10th of August 2022 Wednesday 17th of August 2022 Wednesday 24th of August 2022
Wednesday 31st of August 2022

(Environment and Education)

Wednesday 7th of August 2022

(Finance and Community)

Wednesday 14th of September 2022
Term 4, 2022 Wednesday 12th of October 2022 Wednesday 19th of October 2022 Wednesday 26th of October 2022
Wednesday 30th of November 2022

(Environment and Education)

Wednesday 7th of December 2022

(Finance and Community)

Wednesday 14th of December 2022
Term 1, 2023 Wednesday 8th of February 2023 Wednesday 15th of February 2023 Wednesday 22nd of February 2023


Staff Representatives

Shaun Wells (Principal- Executive Officer)

Melissa Lewis (Assistant Principal)

Anita Hillman (Teacher)

Leah Gibson (Teacher)

Heather Fletcher (Teacher)

Caterina Carnovale (Business Manager- Minute Secretary)


Parent Representatives

Steve Horvat – President

Tarren Summers – Vice-President

Aimee Kinda – Treasurer

Andrew Murphy

James Manners

Stephen Moore

Hallie Shellam

Sharon Oxlade



Sub-committees are open to all parents, and the school welcomes all contributions from parents and carers.

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.



Treasurer: Aimee Kinda

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.



Convenor:  Stephen Moore

Function: To discuss and make recommendations to the School Council on a wide range of education policy and issues as they relate to the school.



Convenor: James Manners

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: Hallie Shellam

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 including fundraising events.


Junior School Council

Convenor: Olivia Gibson (Teacher)

The Junior School Council is a voice for the students at Northcote Primary School. Its members represent their classrooms, organise school-based fundraising events and consider issues that concern or that are important to students at school.