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 Partnership Agreement 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 DECS.

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

Governing Council 2018

Chairperson – Paul Huebl
Vice Chairperson – Emma Weber
Secretary – Kate Morrison
Treasurer – Oliver Roger
Principal – Susan Copeland
Junior Primary Staff Representative – Elisha Cunniff
Primary Staff Representative – Teresa Johnson
Parent & Friends Representative – Natalie Pettman
Administration Officer – Alison Bibby

Subcommittees of the Governing Council:


  • Monitor the development of the schools’ budget
  • Receive and evaluate financial reports
  • Supporting long term and short term financial management procedures
  • 2 meetings per term

 Convenor – Oliver Roger 


  • Management and upkeep of buildings and grounds
  • Supervision of Grounds Person and School Cleaning Contractors
  • At least 1 meeting per term and needs based

 Convenor – Simon Thompson


  • Reflect upon and provide advice on the implementation of policies and procedures
  • To provide forums to advance parent understanding of educational and curriculum matters
  • 2 meetings per term

Convenor – Drew Treloar


  • Establishing and monitoring guidelines related to OSHC practices and procedures
  • Budget management and fee structure management
  • Communicating and promoting programs
  • 2 meetings per term

 Convenor – Angela Scarfo


  • Establishing and monitoring guidelines related to Canteen practices and procedures
  • Overall management of Canteen employees
  • Communicating and promoting Healthy Eating  programs
  • 1 meeting per term

 Convenor – TBA

Community Events

  • To plan school/community events and activities
  • Coordinate major fundraising activities
  • Manage and coordinate school family functions
  • 2 meetings per term/needs based

 Convenor – Sheridan Andrew-Hannon


  • Coordinate and manage afterschool sports  program
  • Coordinate SAPSASA school programs
  • Develop directions and policies for school sports programs
  • 2-3 meetings per term

Convenor – Susan Logan