Parents and community members are encouraged and welcomed to participate on school council. It is a great way to be involved in developing the long-term direction of the college.

All school councils in Victoria operate under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006. Each school council is established by an Order of the Minister for Education, which specifies the council’s membership, size and configuration, its objectives, powers, functions and accountabilities and the role of its executive officer who is the Principal. The school council has particular functions in setting and monitoring the school’s direction.

School Council meets twice per school term. It is composed of elected representatives from parents, teachers and students. Notice of nomination process and elections is provided through the school newsletter, in Compass and by direct mail-out. School council elections are held each year in February or March every year.

Parents are invited to contact the college office on 9359 1166 to find out more about being on school council.

DE&T School Council Information

Current School Council Members

Member Category Name
Parent Vinnie Lonigro-Spano  (President)
Parent Ha Nguyen
Parent Theo Souleles
Parent Narkitaa Van Ekeren
DET  Lisa Vinnicombe (Executive Officer)
DET Cemal Hakki
DET Andrew Self
DET Kim Campbell
Community Nicole Koglin
Community James Rossiter

There are also sub-committees of school council that provide guidance and advice to council.


Finance and Facilities Sub-Committee

This committee assists the School Council by:

  • Managing the school’s global budget. This includes ensuring all incoming money is properly accounted for and expended and that an annual budget of income and expenditure is prepared and audited.
  • Ensuring all facilities are safe, adequately maintained and developed.
  • Considering long term and short term planning is considered including master planning and maintenance – with a focus on environmental responsibility.


Governance and Policy Sub-Committee

This committee assists the School Council by:

  • Ensuring all school policy supports effective student learning, safety and the smooth running of the school.
  • Ensuring the interests of all children are taken into account. This includes providing a forum for parents, teachers and the wider community to participate in decision making.
  • The committee also provides information about current educational developments and actively encourages parent participation through the organisation of information sessions.

In addition to the School Council Sub-Committees above, we also have a number of Working Parties. Working Parties are formed as needed to work on particular projects.