School Council

2024 School Council Election: Notice of Election and Call for Nominations (Parent and Employee)

An election is to be conducted for members of the school council of Maramba Primary School.

Nomination forms can be printed from the link/s below or obtained from the School office.

All nomination forms must be emailed or handed into the school office.

Nominations must be lodged by 4.00 pm on Wednesday 21 February 2024.

If the number of nominations is greater than the number of vacancies, a ballot will be held with voting to take place between 4.00 pm on Monday 26 February 2024, and 4.00 pm on Monday 4 March, 2024.

We have 2 parent position vacant and 4 DET employee positions vacant. The vacancies are for positions to be held for two years.  


Please read the attached School Council - Parent Information Fact Sheet


2024 School Council Notice of Election and Call for Nominations

(follows the DET guidelines for election process)


Self-nomination form for parent member category


Nomination form for parent member category



What is the role of School Council?


Under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, a school council has particular functions in setting and monitoring the school's direction. Councillors need to understand their role, the powers and functions of the school council and how they are required to work with the principal and the school community.


Functions of a School Council

The functions of a school council are specified in the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 and include:

  • establishing the broad direction and vision of the school within the school's community
  • participating in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan
  • approving the annual budget and monitoring expenditure
  • developing, reviewing and updating school policies
  • raising funds for school-related purposes
  • maintaining the school’s grounds and buildings
  • entering into contracts (such as for cleaning or construction work)
  • reporting annually to the school community and to the Department
  • creating interest in the school in the wider community
  • informing itself of and taking into account the views of the community
  • regulating and facilitating the after-hours use of school premises and grounds
  • making provision for a preschool program at the school or other premises controlled by the Minister


Nominations to join the School Council are held in the first term each year. If you are interested in knowing more about the Council or joining then please either call the administration team on (03) 9796 7150 for a friendly chat or make an appointment.


Current School Council Members

Council President – Scott Pestana

Vice President – Scott Bennetts

Secretary – Claire Huijser

Treasurer and Parent Representative – Raelene Anderson

Parent Representative – Adam George

Parent Representative – Lauren Matthews

Parent Representative – Rebecca Cheung

Parent Representative – David Meester

DE Representative – Erminia Foley

DE Representative – Sharon Maine

DE Representative – Leanne Pettigrove

Community Co-opted Member – Wendy Reichert

Vice Principal – Stephanie Sharp

Principal – Moniba Ehsan

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