School Council

All government schools in Western Australia are encouraged to have a School Council. They are legally formed bodies that are given authority to set the key directions of a school within centrally provided guidelines. In doing this, a School Council is able to directly influence the quality of education the school provides for its students.

The functions of School Council are to take part in:

  • Establishing and reviewing from time to time, the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions,
  • The planning of financial arrangements necessary to fund those objectives, priorities and directions,
  • Evaluating the school’s performance in achieving them
  • Formulating codes of conduct for students at the school.
  • Determine, in consultation with students, their parents and staff a dress code for students when they are attending or representing the school
  • Promote the school in the community.

The School Council approves:

  • charges and contributions for the provision of certain materials, services and facilities
  • extra cost optional components of educational programs
  • items to be supplied by a student for personal use in an educational program, and
  • any agreements or arrangements for advertising or sponsorship in relation to the school.

The School Council is essentially a decision making group. It represents the school community in the process of school planning and policy development.

2019 School Councillors

Helen Thorne, Chairperson (Parent Representative) – maysee@westnet.com.au

Chuck Berger, Vice Chairperson (Parent Representative) – charles_d_berger@hotmail.com

Tony Chafer, Community Representative – tony@cgltd.com.au

Rosemary Taffinder, Community Representative – Rosemary.Taffinder@nrtafe.wa.edu.au

VACANT, Community Representative

Michelle Beer, Parent Representative – Michelle.Beer@communities.wa.gov.au

Justine de Candia, Parent Representative – Justine.deCandia@communities.wa.gov.au

Daniel Faricy, P&C Representative – daniel@stjameskununurra.org.au

Priscilla Williams, Indigenous Representative – Priscilla.Williams@communities.wa.gov.au

Natasha Storey, Indigenous Representative

Kate Wilson, Principal – eastkimberley.col@education.wa.edu.au

Michaela Olawsky, Staff Representative – eastkimberley.col@education.wa.edu.au

Kellie Jackson, Staff Representative – eastkimberley.col@education.wa.edu.au

Matt Dowell, Staff Representative – eastkimberley.col@education.wa.edu.au

Sara Smith, Staff Representative – eastkimberley.col@education.wa.edu.au