School Community

School Council

School councils play a key role in all Victorian Government schools. The School Council gives a voice to the parent and carer community, and supports the Principal to provide the best possible educational and wellbeing outcomes for students.

Elections for School Council are held each March and you can find out more about these important roles in the Department of Education's website.

The members of the 2018 School Council are: Wendy Nicol, Lenore O’Neill, Susan Gillies, Daniel McGuirk, Nicole Bramley, Andrew Strickland, Rob O’Neill, Laura McGuirk, Mel Batten, Linda Hopkins, Courtney Standfield, Sue Gilles, Cheryl Wilson and Kylie Wintle.

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Student Leaders

The students have a variety of opportunities to formally be involved as school leaders,

  • School Captains represent the school at events, they support other students in running assemblies and other events.
  • Our House Captains and Vice Captains lead and assist with all activities related to healthy living including sporting events, yoga etc.
  • Sustainability Leaders promote events, resource smart program, weekly Nude Food Lunch days and coordinate whole school sustainability programs. They are responsible for creating the school environmental management plan and are currently developing a Memorial Garden for Mrs Yvonne Gilmore who was a very important member of our school community.
  • Junior School Council is led by the Junior School Council President. They organise fundraising, raise issues and ideas from the student body with the principal and school council.

Better Buddy Program is another aspect of Student leadership at our school. This program links year 5 students and pre prep students in the year prior to students starting in prep and continues in their first year of school. Please see Transition for more information about this.


There are plenty of opportunities for parents and carers to be involved in our school.

It could be through School Council, Parents & Friends, helping in the canteen or simply by spending some time helping in your child’s classroom.

You can also get involved in activities held by the school, from sports carnivals and excursions, to our numerous fundraising activities.

All volunteers must have a Working with Children Check which can be obtained at no cost. You can apply online

Talk to your child’s teacher(s), or contact the office and find out how you can volunteer at our school.




Every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 9am-11am we have the Play Date space open to our community.

It’s a great place for parents, their babies, toddlers and preschool aged children to meet other families and play!

Come along and join in the activities.

There is no cost.

Get in touch to organise a playdate for your child!

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