Welcome to Coomandook Area School

We are a small Area School that provides quality teaching and learning within a caring and safe environment from Reception to Year 12. | Our School


Governing Council Members for 2017

Chairperson: David Peter

Vice Chairperson: Brett Cross

Secretary: Louise Pitt

Treasurer: Leonie Kielow

Councillors: Leah Kowald, Fluer Kleinig, Jan White, Sonia Allen, Geoff Haslam, Josie Sinclair

Community Reps: Jason Lindner, Lisa Rowntree


The Governing Council is responsible for the governance of the school.

The Principal is responsible for the management of the:

  • implementation and outcomes of the Learning Plan
  • staff and students
  • budget
  • school infrastructure.

Governing Council

The Governing Council’s Role is to involve the school community in the governance of the school to strengthen and support public education in the community.

Responsibilities of Governing Council:

  • involve the school community in the governance of the school
  • set the broad direction and vision of the school
  • contribute to the strategic planning of the school
  • monitor and review the Learning Plan
  • report to the school community and the Minister
  • determine policies for the school including policies for the safety, welfare and discipline of students
  • determine the application of the total financial resources available to the school including the regular review of the budget
  • employ persons, except as teachers, School Support Officers or Grounds Persons, as members of the staff of the school on terms and conditions approved by the Chief Executive
  • construct any building or structure for the benefit of the school or make any improvement to the premises or grounds of the school, with the approval of the Chief Executive.

Ordinary meetings of the Governing Council are convened on the fourth Monday of each month during school terms. Non Governing Council members are welcome to attend meetings, please contact the Chairperson or Secretary for permission.

The Council is composed of parent, student and staff representatives, a nominee from the Parents and Friends Association and two community representatives. The parent representatives are elected for a two year term at the Annual General Meeting, which is held in Term 1. Half of the parent representatives retire each year.

Governing Council Members 2016

Yet to be finalised


Staff Representatives

• Kaye Fitton (Principal)
• Phil Roberts

Student Representative

Alana Kahl


Parents/caregivers, staff and students are involved in the decision-making processes of the school through the Governing Council Committees and other consultation processes. The Committees report to the Council at the monthly meetings.

There are seven Standing Committees and four Ad Hoc Committees:


  • Assets and Grounds
  • Financial Advisory
  • ICT
  • Education
  • Wellbeing

Ad Hoc

  • Bus
  • Uniform
  • Pedal Prix

Governing Council has a representative on the Coomandook Community Library Board who liaises between the school and the Board, representing the school community.