School Council

The elected group of parents and school staff who oversee the planning of Westgarth Primary's future.

The Westgarth Primary School Council is a group of eight parents, five Department of Education and Training employees (including the principal) and two co-opted members, representing the Parents and Friends Association and the Kindergarten. The Council:

Develops the school's strategic plan and annual implementation plan.Determines the school's general educational policy.Approves and monitors the school's budget.Supervises the management and maintenance of buildings and grounds.Establishes our structure for consulting parents on decisions.Reports annually to the Minister of Education and the school community through the Annual Report.Generally stimulates interest in the school.

Click here for a list of school policies adopted by the Council

The Council usually meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.00pm in the school staff room. Parents are welcome to attend school council meetings. If you would like to attend, please contact the office so that we can arrange for a school representative to welcome you to the meeting. School Council Minutes are available from the school office.

School Councillors

Gary Selwyn President
Julie Carpenter Vice President and Treasurer
Kate Denborough  
Mark Dinning  
Andrew Wear  
Ian Rogers  
Stephen Pitcher  
Annette Williams  
Jo Wheeler Principal - Executive Office
Donald Eddington Assistant Principal
Carolyn Shiels Assistant Principal and Secretary
Glenn Richards Year 4 Teacher
Yolanda Stephenson Year 3 Teacher
Co-Opted Community Members  
Amanda McCaffrey  Westgarth Kindergarten
Nerida Weller  Parents & Friends
Sub-Committee Converners
Education Committee Donald Eddington
Environment Committee Mark Dinning
Finance Committee Stephen Pitcher
OSHC Committee Julie Carpenter
Policy Committee Gary Selwyn