School Council

2019 School Council Members

Sarah Yallop

President (Finance)

“I am looking forward to working with school council to support David and the staff to continue making the school a great place to learn.”

Allana Arapakis

Vice President (Education)

“I joined so that I could contribute in a different way by applying my skills in service management and process improvement.”

Jane Ferguson

Secretary (Community & Fundraising)

“I chose to join the school council to be more actively involved in planning and decision making for the school.”

Alphan Culha

Treasurer (Finance)

“I joined the school council to give back to our community as well to support David and the staff as much as I can.”

Jo Sutton

Communications Coordinator (Education / Community & Fundraising)

“I look forward to contributing to our school.”

Mark Avramoski

Facilities & Management

“I joined School Council as a way of contributing my time and expertise to the community.”

 

Meredith Kelly

Facilities & Mangement

“I wanted to join the council to get more involved in life at the school and to provide input into decisions that will make the school experience.”

 

 

Martin Foster

Facilities & Management

“I believe that after strong educational and support staff, the facilities and care services go a long way in helping families balance work and life commitments.”

Being a member of Newport Lakes School Council is a rewarding way to be involved with the school and the community.

The NLPS Council is made up of parents and staff and meets twice per term. Elections are held at the start of each year and each sitting member serves a term of two years.

Our School Council plays a key role at NLPS, supporting our principal to provide the best possible educational outcomes for the students. All Government schools in Victoria have a school council, which is a legal entity, responsible for:

    • Establishing the broad direction and vision of the school within the school’s community
    • Participating in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan
    • Approving the annual budget and monitoring expenditure
    • Developing, reviewing and updating school policies
    • Raising funds for school-related purposes
    • Maintaining the school’s grounds and facilities
    • Reporting annually to the school community and to the Department
    • Creating interest in the school in the wider community
    • Informing itself of and taking into account the views of the community
    • Coordinating and assisting with the major community events and activities
    • Regulating and facilitating the after-hours use of school premises and grounds 

School council do not manage the day to day running of the school – that job is reserved for the school principal!

Each member of the school council is expected to be an active member of a Sub-committee. There is also an option for members of the wider school community who may have relevant skills or experience to join the sub-committees.

These Sub-committees are:

    • Finance (School Budgets, Locally Raised Funds)
    • Education (Education Policy)
    • Facilities & Management (Buildings & Grounds, Out of School Hours Care, Hire Agreements)
    • Community & Fund Raising (Uniforms, Events, Parent Clubs, Fund Raising)