School Council

The Westgarth Primary School Council is a group of eight parents, five Department of Education and Training employees (including the principal) and two co-opted members, including representation of the Parents and Friends Association.


The Council:

  • Develops the school's strategic plan and annual implementation plan.
  • Determines the school's general educational policy.
  • Approves and monitors the school's budget.
  • Supervises the management and maintenance of buildings and grounds.
  • Establishes our structure for consulting parents on decisions.
  • Reports annually to the Minister of Education and the school community through the Annual Report.Generally stimulates interest in the school.
  • Supervises the management of the OSHC program.

The Council usually meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm in the school staff room. 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

Jacob Spencer President  
Trisha Brice Vice President  
Kate Bassano Treasurer  
Michelle O'Connell    
Adrienne Biscontin    
Batya Atlas    
Melanie Wheeler    
Kellie Burns    
Mark Dinning    
Matthew Bridges    

Jo Wheeler Principal - Executive Office  
Carolyn Shiels Assistant Principal and Secretary  
Ben Cunningham Leading Teacher  
Jess Williams Business Manager  
Megan Robertson Year 4 Teacher  

Co-opted Community Members
Michelle O'Connell Parents & Friends  

Sub-committee Conveners
Education Committee Ben Cunningham  
Environment Committee Mark Dinning  
Finance Committee Kate Bassano  
OSHC Committee Carolyn Sheils