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 School Community 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

Ian Drew - President

Sandy Vouch - Vice President
Josh Rowe - Finance Convenor
Elliot Scott - Vice Finance Convenor

Heather McGiddy - Secretary

Robyn Oxley

Melissa Gangemi

Helen Myroforidis-Papadopoulos

Louise Harrison


Department of Education and Training Representatives

Mark Colagrande - Executive Officer

Dan Copping

Patricia Amerena

Simone Meagher
Trist Jones


Co-opted Members

Scott Burchell - Out of School Hours Care (Interim)

Louise Harrison - Coburg West School Community (Interim)


Subcommittee Convenors

Josh Rowe - Finance

Louise Harrison - Coburg West School Community (Interim)

Scott Burchell - Out of School Hours Care (Interim)

Helen Myroforidis-Papadopoulos - Building, Grounds and Sustainability

Robyn Oxley & Mel Gangemi - Policy
VACANT  - Canteen