School Council

The School Council is the body responsible to the community and State for the general direction of
the school. It is through the Council that the community can participate in decision-making at the
school level.

The Kingsley Park Primary School Council consists of up to 10 members of which; 6 are parents, 3
Department of Education and Training (DET) representatives, the Principal, and 1 community
member, if decided by School Council eg. KPG Representative.

The School Council is the focal point for decision making on overall school policies. It is the
governing body of the school. School Councils are constituted as a legal body under state legislation
and represent the Crown. The School Council is accountable to the local community, to the Minister
and the Auditor General. The School Council is a representative body with an elected membership
reflecting the important partnership between school and home. School Council elections occur each
year as half of the elected members retire each year. Elections take place in March.

The Council represents the community and shares a common concern and responsibility with
parents and teachers for the education of children. Thus it is essential that mutual understanding,
trust and respect be fostered between parents and teachers to the benefit of all concerned with the

The Council currently meets at 6:30pm on a Wednesday at least 8 times during the year. Visitors are
welcome but are asked to contact the office to book their space for any catering purposes. Meeting
times are advertised in the school newsletter.

School Council Members for 2022 :

Gill Gray (DET)

Jessica Hegarty

Vice President                                
Tracy Baxter

Melinda Sales

Jo Toombs (DET)

DET Members                             

Kate Cox (DET)

Matt Brand (DET)


Parent Members             

Brooke Carlton

Tamara Percival

Bridie Turner



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