WE WORK TOGETHER
Our principal, Dr Esme Capp, and our staff are responsible for the programs and day to day operation of Princes Hill Primary School.
The council develops policies, maintains the facilities and grounds, oversees financial operations, encourages community participation, and manages the Out of School Hours Care service. Principles and procedures, known as standing orders and terms of reference, guide the council’s activities.
School Council is structured to represent the joint interests and responsibilities of teachers and parents in the education of our children. Our council comprises 15 members: 9 parent members and five Department of Education and Training (DET) members, including our principal, who serves as chief executive officer representing DET. Councillors serve a two-year term, with half the council standing for election each year. Elections are held before March 31 each year.
Our School Council invites all parents to nominate to participate in its work and activities, particularly through its sub-committees. Parents are welcome to attend the School Council meetings, and the meeting minutes are available through the office. School Council articles are published in the school newsletter.
Any school community member can join the sub-committees. Membership of the School Council is not a prerequisite, but all members of sub-committees must be approved by School Council.
Supporting Dr Capp and her team is an active and engaged School Council.”
School Council Members 2021 and Sub-committees
Chief Executive Officer: Dr Esme Capp
President: Monique Halliday
School Council Parent members: Kristen Douglas, Monique Halliday, Lauren Holland, Samantha Kinmond, Tom O’Shea, Matt O’Sullivan, Nick Richards, Stewart Thorn, Nicole Turner & Maddie Witter
School Council Staff members: Amanda Baseggio, Lucy Buncle, Richard Olsen & Anne-Maree Seccull
Facilities – Convenor: Kristen Douglas
School Council members: Monique Halliday, Nick Richards, Lauren Holland, Esme Capp
Finance – Convenor: Tom O’Shea
School Council members: Monique Halliday, Esme Capp, Richard Olsen, Amanda Baseggio
Community Engagement and Community Events (incl Fundraising) – Convenor: Matt O’Sullivan
School Council members: Stewart Thorn, Nicole Turner, Anne-Maree Seccull, Samantha Kinmond
Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) – Convenor: Samantha Kinmond
School Council members: Nicole Turner, Lucy Buncle
Community Members: Mandy Hobson, Joelle Tabone
Policy – Convenor: Maddie Witter
School Council members: Matt O’Sullivan, Richard Olsen
Community Member: Tom Davies