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 2021 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.
President - Isabelle SawtelleVice President – Annerley Juhlin-BeeckTreasurer – Ajay BhargavaSecretary – Joe Scarfo
Anthony Baldwin (Community Member)
Kerry Gribbin (DET)
School Council News 2021
On Tuesday we held our School Council AGM and meeting. It was great to all meet in person again after so many months meeting virtually. We acknowledged our retiring members, Sally Stevens, Jaclyn Coleman and Jenna Heywood and welcomed our new members, Kerry Gribbin, Carli Chamberlain and Dina Carranza and elected 2021 office bearers.
We ratified the following curriculum days:
and approved the following school camps for 2021:
as well as the Colour Run on 1 April.
A number of policies were also ratified by the Council:
Refund Policy, Electronic Funds Management Policy, Avondale Primary School Purchase Policy, Cash Handling Policy, Refund Policy, School Credit Card Purchasing Policy.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in joining a subcommittee or volunteering in the canteen.
School Council President