The College Council is the peak policy decision making body in the College community. It has the power to select and appoint the College Principal. Its responsibilities include curriculum development, financial management, facilities maintenance and fund-raising.
The Council consists of seventeen elected members – six parent members, five staff members (including the College Principal), two student members and four co-opted members. The latter represent the College’s Community Voice and includes the current College Captains.
Business is normally transacted at a sub-committee level and ratified at full Council meetings. The standing sub-committees are Policy and Development and Finance and Facilities.
Council meets at least eight times a year, normally on the first Tuesday evening each month or the nearest available Tuesday in the case of vacations.
The College Council is led by the President supported by the Vice President, Secretary (College Principal) and the Treasurer. Permanent observers include the Assistant Principals and the Business Manager.
An important function each year is the Council President’s Christmas Evening in December at which members of the College community are honoured and thanked for their contributions
|Vice President||Jol Alexander|
|Parent Member||Charni Pilkington|
|Parent Member||Darrin Stephens|
|Parent Member||Klara Atkinson|
|Student Member||Emily Stephens|
|Student Member||Tishen Naidoo|
|Co-opted Member||Sam Pirotta – Community Voice|
|Co-opted Member||Rameen Khan – 2020 College Captain|
|Co-opted Member||Nisha Udayakumar – 2020 College Captain|
|Executive Officer||Hugh Blaikie|
|Staff Member||Simon Coles|
|Staff Member||Kylie Cotter|
|Staff Member||Cameron Barth|
|Staff Member||Peter Clarke|
The College Community Voice (Previously the Parents’ Club and the Parents and Friends Group) meet twice a term on a Wednesday evening. The meetings commence from 6.00 pm (in the International Centre) on the 3rd and 7th Wednesday of each term. The Annual General Meeting is held in March each year.
The group conducts social functions, raises funds for the College and represents the views of the community to the Principal. It is represented on College Council by a co-opted member.
The group provides special prizes at Awards Night and gives invaluable support to the College with the provision of funds for equipment and facilities. It also provides an important forum for discussion and feedback on College policies and practices.
The next Community Voice meeting will be held on Wednesday March 29 at 6.30 pm in the Vanellus Centre.
|Vice President||Julie Piening|