School Council

The Council is the governing body of the College. Ministerial Order 1280 Constitution of Government School Councils specifies the total size of the council and the number of members in each school council membership category.

  • Ten (10) elected parents
  • Four (4)  DET category employees other than the Principal
  • Two (2) student representatives
  • The Principal

Elected members have two-year terms with half retiring annually, terminating on declaration of a ballot each year. Community members have a one-year term which also terminates on declaration of the ballot. Elections are in February each year.

Committee Member


Barry Taylor


Mark George


Tejash Parikh


Kerrthana Gowri Shankar


Avneet Gill


Sasha Amunuwala


Steve Culbert


Kylie Williams

Assistant Principal / DET category

Tim Bray

Assistant Principal

Russell Lee

Acting Principal

2024, Term 1 interviews are at held on campus on Thursday the 21st of March 2024.


Open communication with your child’s secondary school is especially important through the changes and challenges of the adolescent years. Schools and teachers, as well as support staff including counselors, are in an excellent position to watch how your child is developing and learning.

The College provides an opportunity for parents/guardians to meet with their child’s teacher twice per year to discuss their progress. Students are expected to attend the interviews with their parent/guardian. The date of Parent Teacher Student Interviews is communicated via email and through Compass Newsfeed. Interviews are booked through Compass.

Parent teacher student interviews give you a great opportunity to:

  • learn more about your child’s academic, emotional and social development
  • meet and get to know your child’s teachers
  • help your child’s teachers understand more about your child
  • make plans with the teacher about how you can both support your child
  • build a relationship with your child’s school.
  • show your child that you’re interested in their learning needs and what’s happening for them at school

Before the interview:

The interview time tends to pass quickly so it helps to be well prepared. A list of questions will help you remember what you want to talk about. For example:

  • What are my child’s strengths?
  • What does my child struggle with?
  • How much homework should my child be doing every night?
  • What can I do at home to help with my child with schoolwork?
  • What can you tell me about my child’s behaviour in class?
  • How is my child getting along with other students?
  • What support services are available for my child at school?

At the interview:

Interviews may be online or in person. This may be the first time you meet your child’s teacher. Please be assured that it is normal to feel a bit nervous and that teachers will make you feel at ease in the interview. You’ll have a pre-arranged meeting time so it’s important to be on time.

Being open and friendly will set you up for positive communication with the teacher. You can show that you respect what the teacher is saying by listening carefully and trying not to become too defensive, even if you disagree with the feedback. It’s important to get as much out of the meeting as you can, so if you don’t understand what’s being said, ask the teacher to explain to clarify or expand on a point.

If you have to discuss any problems with the teacher, it helps to come ready with some possible solutions, or at least some positive and practical suggestions. Be willing to listen to the teacher’s ideas too. The aim is for you and your child’s teacher to work on problems in partnership with each other. After all, you both share the same goal of wanting your child to learn and feel successful. If you make any decisions, it’s good to agree on who will follow up and when.

In person interviews may be held in open areas. If you know that you want to raise a sensitive or confidential topic with a teacher, it might be a good idea to arrange a separate meeting.

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