School Council

Seaford Park Primary School Council comprises a group of dedicated staff, parents and community members who are working together for the 'big picture' future of the school and ultimately our students.

School Councillors collaborate to ensure high quality governance of our school and monitor finance, facilities and school policy.

There are five subcommittees:

  • Finance
  • Events
  • Buildings and Grounds 
  • Curriculum (new in 2022)
  • Wellbeing and Engagement (new in 2022)

School Council ensures that these important aspects of the school are running smoothly and that the best possible learning environments and resources are provided for Seaford Park Primary School students.


Learn more about the functions of School Councils in Victorian government schools.


2021/22 School Council Members


School employees:


Patrick Halpin - Principal

Claire Turner - Teacher

Ron Jones - Maintenance




Kylie Tomlinson - President

Nicole Kovach - Treasurer

Sarah Argles

Troy Collins

Emma Dodson




Jan Gallagher

Meredith Mackenzie



Subcommittees are advisory bodies to the school council and assist council in all the work that needs to be done. They report regularly at school council meetings and provide advice and make recommendations to the school council, which has the final responsibility for decisions. Subcommittees are open to non school council members and therefore provide opportunities to involve many people in the school who are not members of school council.


Structure of subcommittees

  • Each subcommittee has a nominated convenor who is usually a school council member
  • All school councillors should be involved in at least one subcommittee
  • Subcommittees are open to non school council members
  • Subcommittees usually meet between regular school council meetings. This gives them time to look at what has been happening in their particular area of responsibility and consider any actions or follow-ups that need to be taken.

Role of subcommittee convenors

The role of the subcommittee convenor is to:

  • Be the chairperson for that subcommittee and report to the full school council at the next scheduled meeting
  • Ensure a written report with recommendations is provided to the principal to be included in the school council notes prior the next school council meeting
  • Ensure implementation of approved recommendations are monitored
  • Encourage participation from the school community and co-opt parent members or local community members when required.