School Council

The School Council establishes the broad direction and vision of the school. School Council sets school policies, which are implemented by the Principal and staff. Council is comprised of parents, staff and community members, who work together to ensure the smooth operation and ongoing development of the school. The Council has a number of sub-committees to oversee specific areas of the school’s operation.

Who is on School Council?

  • Parent members
  • DET employee members
  • Community members

School Council Activities:

  • Develop and monitor the school’s Strategic Plan
  • Develop, monitor and evaluate Student Engagement Policy (incorporating values and philosophy; rights and responsibilities; attendance and positive behaviours; actions and consequences)
  • Develop and review policies, goals and priorities
  • Approve and monitor annual school budget, including fundraising activities
  • Maintaining and improving school facilities and grounds
  • Promoting and representing school in wider community

Being a councillor is a rewarding and fulfilling experience. It provides an opportunity to directly influence policies and school operation that relate to your child’s education and experiences at Donvale Primary School. Councillors draw on their personal and business skills to benefit the school. Councillors are elected for a two year term, with half of the Council positions vacated each year.

The positions  for 2023  School Council were elected as follows.

Elected Executive:

President: Sarah Rubython

 Deputy President: Michelle Bishop

Treasurer: Craig Buszko

Secretary: Louise Martin


DET Members:

Larissa Vesdrevanis – Executive Officer

Sandy Bryant

Michelle Rassias

Michael Hogg

Sarah Hodgson

Parent Members:

Sarah Rubython

Craig Cowley

Michelle Bishop

Louise Martin

Andrew Hurley

Craig Buszko

Community Member: TBA

Sub committee Members:

  •      Finance – (Larissa Vesdrevanis – Leader):  Michelle Rassias, Sandy Bryant, Sarah Rubython, Craig Buszko
  •      Education(Michelle Rassias – Leader): Larissa Vesdrevanis,  Sarah Hodgson, Michael Hogg, Sarah Rubython
  •      Buildings and Grounds(Craig Cowley – Leader): Larissa Vesdrevanis, Michael Hogg,  Andrew Hurley, Louise Martin

School Council Meetings 2023

February 20th

March 23rd

May 18th

June 15th

August 10th

September 14th

October 27th

November 9th

Xmas Meeting TBA