School Council

School councils play a key role in Victorian government schools. Participating as a school council member at Avondale Primary School is a rewarding experience. Our 2022 council consists of 8 parents, 1 community member and 3 school staff members.


The school council supports the principal to provide the best possible educational outcomes for all of our students.


Current Membership


President - Isabelle Sawtell
Vice President – Annerley Juhlin- Beeck
Treasurer – Lance Ferguson
Secretary – Joe Scarfo


Anthony Baldwin (Community Member)

Annerley Juhlin-Beeck

Jill Benham (DET)

Dina Carranza

Carli Chamberlain

Lance Ferguson

Kerry Gribbin (DET)

Trevor Harrison

Joe Kersh 

Isabelle Sawtell

Joe Scarfo (DET)

Brian Tyrrell


School Council News 2022

On Tuesday we held our School Council AGM and meeting. It was great to all meet and acknowledge our retiring members, Dannie Sophoulis, Andrew Barker and Ajay Bhargava,  and welcomed our new members, Trevor Harrison, Annerley Juhlin-Beeck, Brian Tyrrell and Lance Ferguson. 


School Council Subcommittees

We are seeking expressions of interest for parent involvement in our subcommittees. These are a great way to learn more about the school and contribute your ideas/skills/ expertise. The subcommittees do not require any former experience, just an interest and enthusiasm to be involved. 

  • Finance 
  • Education 
  • Canteen 
  • Fundraising 
  • Facilities 

Your canteen needs you!!!! 

Di is seeking volunteers for next term. If you are able to volunteer to assist in the canteen on a Monday, Thursday or Friday, even if it is just for half a day, please contact the school office. You can make some amazing friends working here, it’s a great way to get experience and your children will love having you there!  

Please contact to express your interest in joining a subcommittee or volunteering in the canteen. 



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