School Council

The Role of School Council

In Victoria, School Councils currently have a variety of roles. Wembley Primary School Council's roles include:

  • determining the general educational policy of the school
  • developing the School Strategic Plan (a document that sets the 4 year direction for schools)
  • reporting annually to the School community which, at Wembley, occurs at the Annual School Community meeting
  • acting as a conduit regarding whole school issues, policies and practices
  • approving and monitoring the school budget
  • developing the student code of conduct
  • appointing the Principal and
  • generally stimulating interest in the school

What the School Council is not responsible for includes:

  • the day-to-day operations of the school, (such as staffing arrangements),
  • concerns relating to individual students,
  • complaints about teachers,
  • implementation of policies.

At Wembley Primary School, School Council is supported in its work by various sub-committees:

  • Education
  • Finance
  • Grounds & Maintenance
  • Out of Hours Care
  • Wembley Parents Community Group

School Councillors for 2019

Our full complement of parents and employees for 2019 is as follows: -

Parent Representatives


Janet Condy School Council President
Wes Burgoyne School Council Vice President
Matt Bateman Treasurer
Michael Royal  
Belinda Faehrmann  
Toni Ireland-Hay  
Ashley Craig  
Helen Harris  


Employee Representatives


Terry Lawless Executive Officer
Taxia Katsouranis  
Vassie D'Arcangelo  
Mandy Pilkington Minute Secretary


Committees & Committee Members


Building & Grounds Terry Lawless (Convener)
  Grant Hobson
  Belinda Faehrmann
Education Vassie D'Arcangelo (Convener)
  Toni Ireland-Hay
  Helen Harris
  Michael Royal
 Finance Matt Bateman (Treasurer)
  Janet Condy
  Mandy Pilkington
  Terry Lawless
  Wes Burgoyne
Junior School Council Linda Turner (Convener)

Wembley Parents Community Group (WPCG)

Bec Thomas
  Rebecca Holder
  Taxia Katsouranis

2020 School Council Meeting Dates:
Monday 17 February
Monday 16 March (Last and First Meeting of School Council)


Parents are more than welcome to attend school council meetings.