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 2021  School Council were elected as follows.

Elected Executive:

President: Craig Cowley

 Deputy President: Sarah Rubython

Treasurer: Chee Leong

Secretary: Louise Martin


DET Members:

Lena Clark – Executive Officer

Sandy Bryant

Michelle Rassias

Michael Hogg

Sarah Hodgson

Parent Members:

Craig Cowley

Sarah Rubython

Chee Chong

Michelle Bishop

Louise Martin

Suraj Ligade

Community Member: TBA

Sub committee Members:

  •      Finance – (Lena Clark - Leader):  Michelle Rassias, Sandy Bryant, Craig Cowley, Chee Leong
  •      Education(Michelle Rassias - Leader): Lena Clark, Michelle Rassias, Sarah Hodgson, Sarah Rubython, Michelle Bishop, Suraj Ligade
  •      Buildings and Grounds(Craig Cowley – Leader): Lena Clark, Michael Hogg, Michelle Bishop, Louise Martin, Suraj Ligade
  •     Grants – (Michelle Bishop – Leader): Lena Clark, Sarah Hodgson, Sarah Rubython, Chee Leong

School Council Meetings 2021

March 24th

May 13th

June 17th

August 5th

September 9th

October 28th

November 25th

Xmas Meeting TBA