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 and action groups:

  • Finance
  • Education and Policy
  • Building and Grounds
  • Wembley Parent Group Fundraising and Events
  • Out of School Hours Care License Renewal


School Council Standing Orders


School Council Confidentiality Statement


Visitor to School Council Confidentiality Statement


Policy Directory



School Councillors for 2023


Our full complement of parents and employees for 2023 is as follows: -

Parent Representatives


Rebecca Thomas School Council President
Helen Harris School Council Vice President
Paul Meissner Treasurer
Bec Holder  
Lisa Filippin  
Lachlan McCallum  
Russell Hunt  
Alice Taylor  


Employee Representatives


Vassie Vatsilas D'Arcangelo  Executive Officer
Katie McClue  
Lindsey Delooze  
Adriana Jankulovski  
Mandy Pilkington Minute Secretary


Committees & Action Groups


Paul Meissner Chair
Vassie Vatsilas D'Arcangelo  
Rebecca Thomas  
Lachlan McCallum  
Russell Hunt  
Mandy Pilkington  
Education and Policy  
Katie McClue Chair
Bec Holder  
Helen Harris  
Russell Hunt  
Alice Taylor  
Lindsey Delooze  
Adriana Jankulovski  
Building and Grounds  
Vassie Vatsilas D'Arcangelo Chair
Bec Holder  
Paul Meissner  
Helen Harris  
Louise Hudson  
Lachlan McCallum  
Lisa Filippin  
Grant Hobson  

2022/2023 School Council Meeting Dates:


Monday 20 March 2023 (Last and first meeting of School Council)

Monday 15 May 2023

Monday 19 June 2023

Monday 21 August 2023

Monday 20 November 2023

School Council Dinner to be decided

Monday 19 February 2024

Monday 18 March 2024 (Last and first meeting of School Council)



All meetings commence at 6:00pm.


Parents are more than welcome to attend school council meetings.

*All visitors must email the school requesting attendance by 4:00pm on the Thursday prior to the Monday meeting.