School Council

The Albert Street School Council is comprised of parent, community and staff members. We currently have 13 members, 5 parent representatives, 2 community representatives and 6 staff representatives. Our School Council is lead by president Al Kurzawa (parent representative). Our current School Council members are:

Parent Representatives
Al Kurzawa (President)
Troy Jennings (Vice President)
Kim Palmer
Sandi Bowie
Deanna Zealley
Carley Wilson

Staff representatives
Monique Osborn (Principal)
Sharon Waterhouse (Secretary)
Jacob Hall
Kieran Browne
Amanda Askwith
Claire Van Der Velden

Community Representatives
Lindsay King
Julie Wilmott

Purpose of School council

School council is the legally formed body that is given powers to set the key directions of a school. It is also the major governing body of the school that, within Department of Education and Training (DET) guidelines, decides the future directions for the school and oversees the school's operation. School Council operates under a legislative framework and also sets its own standing orders according to its legal obligations. Standing orders include information such as membership, office bearers, decisions, meetings and sub committees. Each member of School Council is encouraged to share their thoughts in a respectful manner and also support one of our committees. Our committees include:

  • Finance
  • Fundraising and Community Relations
  • Building and Grounds
All members of our School Community are eligible to be on School Council and encouraged to attend meetings, even if not a member. Mettings are held on the last Tuesday of each month and dates for 2017 are as follows:

Meeting dates for 2018
27th February
27th March
24th April
29th May
26th June
31st July
28th August
30th October
27th November
December - Dinner

Annual Report
At our School Council meeting in April, School Council reviewed and endorsed the school's Annual Report. The report is available by clicking on the link below or from the office.

Annual Report 2018

School Council News
School Council News is a shared initiative of the Department of Education and Training and the new School Governance Network. It provides School Councillors with information and a forum for ideas, case studies and timely stories that highlight good governance and positive outcomes for students. Click on the links below to access School Council News