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 2022


Our full complement of parents and employees for 2022 is as follows: -

Parent Representatives


Wes Burgoyne School Council President
Helen Harris School Council Vice President
Bec Thomas Treasurer
Rebecca Holder  
Lisa Filippin  
Lachlan McCallum  
Russell Hunt  


Employee Representatives


Vassie Vatsilas D'Arcangelo and Terry Lawless  Executive Officers
Taxia Katsouranis  
Mandy Pilkington Minute Secretary


Committees & Action Groups


Beck Thomas Chair
Wes Burgoyne  
Vassie Vatsilas D'Arcangelo  
Terry Lawless  
Mandy Pilkington  
Lisa Filippin  
Lachlan McCallum  
Education and Policy  
Taxia Katsouranis Chair
Vassie Vatsilas D'Arcangelo  
Helen Harris  
Bec Holder  
Lisa Filippin  
Building and Grounds  
Terry Lawless Chair
Vassie Vatsilas D'Arcangelo  
Grant Hobson  
Beck Thomas  
Louise Hudson  
Lachlan McCallum  

2022/2023 School Council Meeting Dates:


Monday 16 May 2022

Monday 20 June 2022

Monday 18 July 2022

Monday 22 August 2022

Monday 17 October 2022

Monday 14 November 2022

School Council Dinner to be decided

Monday 20 February 2023

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


All meetings commence at 6:30pm.


Parents are more than welcome to attend school council meetings.