2 Dumas Street Mount Barker South Australia 5251
(08) 8391 1241

Our Governing Council works with our Principal to help set and monitor the direction of our School.

It meets twice a term at 7pm in the School Staff Room, usually in weeks 4 and 8.

Governing Council comprises 10 elected members from the school community, plus our Principal, the Deputy Principal and a staff representative.

Elections take place at the start of Term 1 every year and information about the voting process is communicated via the school newsletter. The new Governing Council is formally created at the Annual General Meeting when the Principal shares the Annual School Report with the community.

From the 10 School Community Members, there are 3 key positions they can nominate for:-

  1. Governing Chair Person
  2. Secretary
  3. Treasurer

Attending the meetings is an important part of being on the Governing Council, but it involves more than that. In your role on the council, you are required to:

  • be a positive advocate for the school
  • share good news stories
  • represent the Governing Council at important school events
  • nominate a Governing Council representative to be part of an interview panel to select the site Principal’s position
  • monitor the implementation of the site improvement plan
  • approve the annual school budget
  • be an employing authority of out of school hours care (OSHC)

The meetings are 'open' meetings and we encourage members from our school community to attend.  If you wish to attend please advise the school office in advance.

Currently our parent representative of Governing Council comprises of:
Carol Koehler (Chair Person)
Kylie Ware (Secretary)
Robyn Schofield (Finance representative)*
Nigel Langes
Rebecca Douglass
Kerry Coulter*
Tae Smith
Heather Douglass

We would like to acknowledge Ashley Smith, member of our Governing Council and School Community, who sadly passed away at the start of 2022.  Ashley was a regular volunteer and a strong advocate for the outcomes at MBPS.  We send our condolences to his family.

**also part of OSHC Sub-Committee 

For a full schedule of upcoming meetings, visit our DIARY DATES calendar and choose "Governing Council" from the selector drop down.