All government schools in Victoria have a school council. They have legally formed bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school within centrally provided guidelines. In doing this, a School Council is able to directly influence the quality of education that the school provides for its students.

Our 2021 School Council Members

Parent Members: Nuary Tasci, Melinda Green, Noriko Yamazaki, Nick Sissons, Simeon Branca, Joy Cassidy, Megan Cusack

School Employee Members: Sarah Nightingale, Hilary Guymer, Kristen Pepyat, Gabrielle Panozzo, Ben Frater

School Community Members: Amith Nag Dasari, Genevieve Kelly

President: Melinda Green
Vice President: Megan Cusack
Treasurer: Nick Sissions
Secretary: Gen Kelly

The School Council plays a key role in enhancing the educational opportunities for all students and strengthening community bonds.

School Councils have three main responsibilities

  1. Finance – approving the annual budget and monitoring expenditure
  2. Strategic Planning – participating in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan
  3. Policy Development and Review – developing, reviewing and updating policies that reflect the school’s values and supports the school’s broad direction outlined in its strategic plan

There are also a number of other functions that the school council is responsible for.

All School Councils are encouraged to have a number of sub-committees to assist in the work that needs to be done. Sub Committees provide advice and make recommendations to School Council.

Sub-Committees

The Sub Committees formed for North Melbourne Primary School are listed below with School Council membership.
Finance: Nick (convenor), Sarah, Megan, Amith, Ben
Biz-E-Kidz: Joy (convenor), Kristen, Melinda, Sarah
Education: Gabi (convenor), Sarah, Nuray, Kristen, Melinda, Amith, Nick
Building & Grounds: Noriko (convenor), Sarah, Emily, Amith, Hilary, Joy

There is also a Parents and Friends Association, which is accountable to the school council.
School Council members who represent this group include Simeon (convenor), Emily, Gen, Hilary.

We encourage non-school council members to join the Parents & Friends Association to continue to strengthen our community engagement. If you are interested in joining, please contact the school or reach out to Simeon directly.

Our parent councillors