School Council


The Coburg West Primary School Council is a group of eight parents, four Department of Education and Training employees (including the Principal) and two co-opted members, who represent the Coburg West Community Group and Out of School Hours Care subcommittees.

The Council is responsible for:

  • Overseeing the development of the school’s annual budget and ensuring proper records are kept of the school’s financial operation.
  • Participating in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan
  • Developing, reviewing and updating policies that reflect a school’s values and support the school’s broad direction outlined in its strategic plan.
  • Raising funds for school-related purposes.
  • Maintaining school grounds and facilities.
  • Entering into contracts.
  • Reporting annually to the school community and the Department.
  • Creating interest in the school in the wider community.
  • Representing and taking the views of the community into account.
  • Regulating and facilitating the after-hours use of school premises and grounds.

The Council usually meets monthly, on the third Wednesday of the Month. Parents are welcome to attend school council meetings. If you would like to attend, please contact the office so that we can arrange for a school representative to welcome you to the meeting.


School Councillors

Parent Representatives
Josh Rowe - President
David Morson - Vice President
Tom Morris - Finance Convener
David Morson - Vice Finance Convener
Melissa Gangemi - Secretary

Sonia Hegarty

Catherine Hill
Helen Myroforidis-Papadopoulos
Joshua Wolter



Department of Education and Training Representatives
Mark Colagrande - Executive Officer
Dan Copping
Patricia Amerena
Henry Jenkins
Tye Pennington

Co-opted Members
Georgia Michaleas - Out Of School Hours Care
Meg Breese - Coburg West Community Group

Subcommittee Convenors
Tom Morris - Finance
Meg Breese - Coburg West Community Group
Georgia Michaleas - Out of School Hours Care
Sonia Hegarty - Building, Grounds and Sustainability

Catherine Hill - Canteen

Melissa Gangemi - Human Resources
Helen Myroforidis-Papadopoulos - Grants and policies

 

If you would like to contact our school council President you can email josh.rowe@education.vic.gov.au