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 Action Group


School Councillors for 2017


Our full complement of parents and employees for 2017 is as follows: -


Parent Representatives


Janet Condy School Council President
Wes Burgoyne School Council Vice President
Matt Bateman Treasurer
Kellie Anthony  
Thomas Hunter  
Belinda Faehrmann  
Derryn Rudd  


Employee Representatives


Terry Lawless Executive Officer
Annmaree Jones  
Angela Petridis  
Kevin Chigwidden  
Mandy Pilkington Minute Secretary




Committees & Committee Members


Building & Grounds Terry Lawless (Convener)
  Grant Hobson
  Kellie Anthony
  Belinda Faehrmann
Education Angela Petridis (Convener)
  Derryn Rudd
  Thomas Hunter
 Finance Terry Lawless
  Janet Condy
  Mandy Pilkington
  Kevin Chigwidden
  Matt Bateman
  Wes Burgoyne
Junior School Council Annmaree Jones (Convener)
Out of School Hours Care Annmaree Jones (Convener)
  Deborah Golden
  Katherine Ryan-Dwyer
  Georgina Birch

Wembley Parents

Community Group (WPCG)

Ally Lagos
  Rebecca Holder
  Annmaree Jones 


2017 School Council Meeting Dates:



Monday 15 May 2017

Monday 19 June 2017

Monday 17 July 2017

Monday 21 August 2017

Monday 18 September 2017

Monday 16 October 2017

Monday 20 November 2017

2018 Dates:

Monday 19 February 2018

Monday 19 March 2018


Parents are more than welcome to attend school council meetings.