Parents - School Council


We welcome the 2018 School Council at Lara Primary School

 DEECD Member (5) 

Parent Members (8)







Elissa Jackson (Principal)      


 Rob Duthie


 Elisa Brislane


 Donna Leworthy



 Sherridan Micallef


 Gary Hamence         



 Laura Chiavaroli


Andrew Stephenson



 Andrea Newman


 Angus Brook





 Kris Hollier





 Jessica Siesling





Rachelle Weedon




Please contact one of the above members at marking it to the attention of School Council if you would like to talk about school council matters. 

School councils play a key role in Victorian government schools. Participating as a school council member is a rewarding and challenging experience. The school council supports the principal to provide the best possible educational outcomes for students.

A school council's objectives are described in the Education and Training Reform Act 2006. The objectives are to:

Assist in the efficient governance of the school
Ensure that its decisions affecting students of the school are made having regard,
as a primary consideration, to the best interests of the students
Enhance the educational opportunities of the students at the school and
Ensure the school and council  comply with any requirements of the Act, the Regulations, 
a Ministerial Order, direction, guideline or DEECD policy.

Parents interested in participating in school council are encouraged to meet with the principal and discuss the opportunity. 

Elections for school councilors take place in February/March each year.


The 2018 meeting dates for School Council are:

26th February
19th March
7th May
18th June
27th August
29th October
26th November
3rd December—Christmas dinner


2018 Annual Implementation Plan 2018 Annual Implementation Plan (349 KB)

More information regarding the school strategic plan can be requested from the Principal.  

A number of our documents, particularly the School Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plan, have a range of vocabulary and acronyms that are unique to the education professional community.

We’ve put together a glossary to capture the terms that might need explanation.  

You can download the glossary of terms here: 

Glossary Glossary (292 KB)