We have an outstanding School Council, committed parents, community members and teachers who work together for the benefit of students

The School Council 2024


Helen Cadzow, President
Lucy Paplinska, Vice-President
Felix Patton, Treasurer
Hilary Bland, Principal / Executive Officer

Finance Sub Committee

Hilary Bland
Felix Patton
Stacy Mitchell (Business Manager)
James Rust

Council Members

Sanjoy Banik 
Joel Batalha
Emily Dacal
Nathan Edwards
Matt Lloyd
James Rust 
Karen Schofield

Student Members

Cecilia Spicer 
Olivia Helsdingen

The Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School Council works with the Principal to oversee governance of the school according to the School Accountability and Improvement Framework. This involves overseeing the development of a School Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plan, evaluation and reporting on progress, managing risk and conducting specialist reviews when required. Council’s Standing Orders specify that Council Members may be staff, parents or people co-opted for their insight and expertise. More than one-third of elected members must be parents, emphasising the importance of parental involvement and insights in shaping the direction of the school. School council elections are held in February or March each year and ballots are held only if more people nominate as candidates than there are vacancies. 

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