School Council

School Council Meeting Report

On Monday night, we held our first regular School Council meeting for our newly formed Councillors, via video conference. As you can no-doubt appreciate, remote learning and our move back to face-to-face learning this week was the main discussion topic of our meeting as Kerri, Barb and Sandra stepped us through all of the operational requirements to ensure our school is as safe as it can be, for staff and students.       


As we all know, Term 2 has been a significantly different term.  One we will likely never forget!  We took the opportunity to voice our appreciation and gratitude for the extraordinary job Kerri and the entire team at MPWPS has done (and are continuing to do on a daily basis) to support our students through the weeks since COVIV19 hit our shores.  We have such a wonderful team of teachers and support staff at MPWPS, who have been truly committed to creating rich and challenging learning opportunities for every child, whilst supporting the students and families with compassion and care. 


As we settle into our new school environment, our regular Committees will continue to meet. Councillors and staff make up the majority of the membership on the Committees however this year, I would sincerely hope that we could entice some new parents and community members onto the Committees as well!  The meeting dates are routinely published in our newsletter.  Is the Environment Committee of interest to you?  Would you like to learn more about the Community Engagement Committee?  We welcome everyone and eagerly await the possibility of new faces joining in, to continue to build on the wonderful work done across our school community over the last year.  Please reach out to those of us on the School Council if you have questions, feedback or suggestions.  In our new world of social distancing, we may not see each other at the school gates as much as we’d like, however the staff at the office or your classroom parent rep will be able to assist you in getting in touch with us to find out more. 


On behalf of School Council, I wish you all the very best as we transition back to onsite learning over the next few weeks. 


Jane Kingsley - School Councillor


School Council Membership 2020

Parent members:

  • Simone Beever
  • Matthew Cam
  • Shannon Jeffs
  • Matthew Kenny - Treasurer
  • Jane Kingsley - President
  • Anna Poole
  • Anna Radywonik
  • Brian Stanley - Vice President
  • Nigel Toussaint

 DET members:

  • Kerri Simpson - Executive Officer
  • Helen Lockart
  • Melanie Beissel
  • Barbara McKenzie
  • Sandra Monaghan  - School Council Secretary

School Council Meetings commence at 18:30

Monday 24th February

  • Monday 23rd March
  • Monday 25th May
  • Monday 22nd June
  • Monday 24th August
  • Monday 14th September
  • Monday 23rd November
  • Monday 14th December

Sub Committee Meetings

Education Committee - Meetings commence at 18:30

  • Monday 10th February
  • Monday 2nd March
  • Monday 4th May
  • Monday 1st June
  • Monday 3rd August
  • Monday 7th September
  • Monday 2nd November

Resources Committee - Meetings commence at 19:00

  • Tuesday 11th February
  • Tuesday 10th March
  • Tuesday 12th May
  • Tuesday 9th June
  • Tuesday 11th August
  • Tuesday 8th September
  • Tuesday 10th November
  • Tuesday 8th December


Environment Committee -

Meetings commence at 18:00

  • Wednesday 19th February
  • Wednesday 18th March
  • Wednesday 20th May
  • Wednesday 17th June
  • Wednesday 19th August
  • Wednesday 16th September
  • Wednesday 18th November

Community Engagement  commence at 4.00 pm

  • Wednesday 19th February
  • Wednesday 18th March
  • Wednesday 20th May
  • Wednesday 17th June
  • Wednesday 19th August
  • Wednesday 16th September
  • Wednesday 18th November

Annual General Meeting 2019 Report