School Council 

School Council Report 23/10/2023

School Council members were presented with reports from each subcommittee, along with a Principal's Report from Jarrod.  


Junior School Council (JSC)

The minutes of the recent JSC meeting were shared. Mention of the collaboration between Bree (PE teacher) and the JSC was made involving the discussion of plans for the school fun run this year. The JSC will be involved in sharing a small service and a minute’s silence with the whole school to commemorate Remembrance Day during the day on Friday 10th November. They will also organise the sale of poppies to the students in the lead up to this day. School Council acknowledged the active contribution the JSC makes to school life. 


Principals Report

Jarrod informed the committee that all staff, volunteers and School Council members have completed Child Safety Training provided by the Department of Education.  


The 2024 Foundation students joining the Moonee Ponds West PS community have engaged in their first transition days. It was a positive start with all students partaking in the learning experiences provided. All parents/carers of these students are invited to an upcoming information session focusing on Literacy and Numeracy.


The class school structure for 2024 will be: F/1, 2, 3/4, and 5/6. The school will be continuing with 15 classes in 2024.


A discussion about the proposed curriculum days for 2024 was had. The School Council endorsed these proposed dates. The dates for the curriculum days in term 2 & 3 will be confirmed following the next School Council meeting.  The dates are:

Term 1- Day 1 Monday 29th Jan

Term 1- Day 2 Tuesday 30th Jan

Term 2- Mid-term (allocated for the Teacher Professional Practice Day) - Date to be confirmed

Term 3- Day 3 Professional Development Day - Date to be confirmed

Term 4- Day 4 day before Melbourne Cup Day – Assessment and Report Writing Focus


Therefore, the first day for students from years 1-6 will be on Wednesday January 31st. The Foundation students begin fulltime on February 5th. These Foundation students will be invited to school for a session with their teacher during the first week to engage in assessment interviews. 


Jarrod discussed the process for student placements and highlighted the school policy that guides this process. The Parent Class Placement Form will be shared with parents via COMPASS during the first week of November. 


Resource Committee

The efforts of the Fundraising committee were noted. The recent Referendum cake stall and BBQ raised a total of $3, 325.28. School Council approved the Payment Arrangements for 2024. 


School Council approved a 1-year extension on the current Licence Agreement with Camp Australia to offer the OSHC service at Moonee Ponds West for 2024. It was recommended that the extension be agreed to and that the tender process for the OSHC service (2025-2027) at MPW commence in Term 2 2024.


Community Engagement

The focus of this Parent Group for 2023 is to provide the opportunity for feedback to facilitate and participate in two-way communication, engagement and partnerships.

 Discussions took place on ideas of how to continue to build partnerships. 


The Susan McLean information night on Cyber Safety was well attended by the parent community. Discussions took place on what other areas of interest for future parent information sessions could be. 


Planning of the Christmas raffle and the upcoming Parent Social events is underway. 


It was shared that Camp Australia won’t be running a holiday program in January this year due to the building works. They will run these holiday programs at Ascot Vale West PS and Kingsville PS instead. 

Parents are welcome to attend the meetings.


Education Committee

The committee reviewed how the school is tracking in all areas within the Annual Improvement Plan (AIP). Part of the Strategic Plan is to focus on the school values and how they are embedded within the school culture. Currently students and staff are in the process of redefining and creating usable school values. The community will be consulted also to receive their feedback in relation to this review. 


The next School Council meeting will be held on Monday 27th November.


Fiona Limoli

School Council Member

School Council Membership 2023/2024

Parent members

  • Daniel Bevz
  • Rick Bottiglieri - Vice President
  • Fiona Limoli 
  • Tom Rundle - Treasurer
  • Brian Stanley - President
  • Robert Thorp
  • Laura Tripp

 DET members

  • Lisa McLachlan
  • Jarrod Sutton - Executive Officer
  • Sandra Monaghan  - School Council Secretary

 School Council meetings:


Education 6th November

Resources 14th November

School Council 27th November


Resources 12th December

School Council 18th December