School Council

Every primary school is responsible, through its own School Council, for the school curriculum policy, within the requirements of the DET guidelines.  The School Council also has to take into account equal opportunities, multi-cultural education, school community relationships, and scope for parent involvement.  The School Council initiates changes as a result of policy reviews, and looks after finances, buildings, grounds and fund raising.

All parents and teachers are eligible to stand for election to School Council and to vote in these elections. School Council positions are occupied for two-years at a time and elections are held early each year.

At least two thirds of the membership consists of parents.

The Council is involved in making decisions that affect families in our school community.

It is to the benefit of the whole school that parents take a positive interest in the work of the School Council.

 Reporting Information


The Council usually meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:15pm in the staff room. Members of the school community are welcome to attend any or all school council and sub-committee meetings. If you would like to attend a school council or sub-committee meeting, please contact the office so that we can arrange for a school representative to welcome you to the meeting.
Council members are keen to represent the whole school community, and are always interested in any thoughts or feedback that will help improve Werribee Primary School, to ensure our children have the brightest future possible. 

Council members in 2018/19 are:

Parent members:

  • Fiona Adams (Vice President)
  • Amanda Baker (Treasurer)
  • James Lombe
  • Liam O'Brien (President)
  • Kristy Stewart
  • Barbara Taylor
  • Fay Tierney
  • Erin Tobin

DET Employee members:

  • David Quinn (Principal)
  • Rosemary Doherty (Assistant Principal)
  • Shelley Laird (Assistant Principal)
  • Cathy Millar (Leading Teacher)
  • Jo Wembridge (Teacher)

There are five sub-committees of school council for which we are always keen to receive expressions of interest in becoming a member or any feedback:

  • Educational Leadership Team & Policies
  • Facilities Committee
  • Finance Committee (incl Canteen financial reporting)
  • Sustainability Committee
  • Werribee Friends

2019 Meeting Dates:

Tuesdays - 6.15pm - Staffroom

Term 1 - 19 February
Term 1 - 19 March
Term 2 - 21 May

Term 2 - 18 June AGM

Term 3 - 20 August

Term 3 - 17 September

Term 4 - 15 October

Term 4 - 19 November

Term 4 - 10 December (if needed)


There is more information about School Councils on the Victorian Department of Education and Training's website