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School Council

School Council is the governing body of the school. It comprises elected parents and school staff who are representatives of the school community.  The School Council meets throughout the year to discuss future directions for the school and oversee operations.


The School Council operates a committee structure with membership made up of School Councillors, Staff and other interested parents.  They meet regularly to make recommendations to the School Council.


The committees are Finance, Facilities, Education and Fundraising.  School Council positions are occupied for a two-year term with half the Council up for re-election each year.  School Council has the capacity to co-opt a community member.


At Aspendale Gardens we have a twelve member Council comprising of four staff, which includes the Principal as the Executive Officer and eight parent members.

Members of the 2024 School Council

Parents - Ash Williams (President), Catherine Pinches (Vice President), Matt Hill (Treasurer), 

Yasmine Attard-Mill, Samantha Eastwood, Rebecca Tolley and Adam Willrath

Community Member - Steve Turner


Staff – Jonathan Baker, James Cracknell, Natalie Tangey and Lee Wonnacott

Role of School Council 

Councillors convene or are members of Council Committees. These Committees comprise members of School Council, community and staff members.

Council is responsible for:

  • developing and monitoring the school strategic plan

  • developing the education policy

  • recommending appointment of school Principal

  • employment of non-teaching staff

  • developing a student code of conduct

  • reporting to the school community and Department of Education

  • financial management of school funds and accounts

  • contracting for the cleaning of the school

  • contracting for undertaking of construction work

  • preparing operational plans for future directions

The School Council is an extremely important and valued part of our school and we appreciate the time, advice and assistance the members provide throughout the year. 

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