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School Councils play a key role in providing the best possible educational outcomes for students. All government schools in Victoria have a School Council that operates under a legislative framework within the Victorian government school system with a particular function in setting and monitoring the school’s direction.

Current School Council Members

Executive Officer

Judy Ring (School Principal)

Community-elected members

President: Pam St Leger (Academic) 

Lisa McKay-Brown (Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne)

Phil Wheatley (Executive Officer, Operation Newstart Victoria)

DET-elected members

Vice President: Poppy Nixon (Assistant Principal)

Brony Dennis (Outreach Teacher)

Shayne McConachy (Banksia Teacher)

Nominee Members

Joy Gourban (Operations Manager, RCH Mental Health)

Sean Ironside (Midwest Team Coordinator, RCH Mental Health)

Emma Barker (Banksia, RCH Nurse Unit Manager)

Katherine Monson (Coordinator, Community Development, Orygen Youth Health)

Janaki Somaiya (Co-ordinator, Psychosocial Services, Orygen Youth Health)

Erin O’Rourke (Head of Education, RCH Education Institute)

To find out more about joining the School Council contact the Principal at

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