School Council

The Coburg West Primary School Council is a group of eight parents, four Department of Education employees (including the Principal) and two co-opted members, who represent the Coburg West Primary School 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 the 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
Donald Parton - President
Tom Morris - Treasurer / Finance Convener
Amanda Handley - Secretary

Sonia Hegarty

Helen Myroforidis-Papadopoulos
Kylie Pascoe

Michelle Ziino

Jon Hurford

Department of Education Representatives
Mark Colagrande - Executive Officer
Dan Copping
Patrizia Amerena
Olivia Franco

Co-opted Members
Georgia Michaleas - Out Of School Hours Care
Betsy Dray - Coburg West Primary School Community Group

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

Donald Parton - Canteen

Kylie Pascoe - Human Resources
Helen Myroforidis-Papadopoulos - Grants


If you would like to contact our school council President you can email Donald Parton 


Meeting dates


Oct 18/10/23
Nov 15/11/23
Dec 13/12/23