We have an outstanding School Council, committed parents, community members and teachers who work together for the benefits of students
This is Dance, Music and Visual Arts Review year so the work we do together is significant to the future of the school. Your School Council in 2016 is:
Executive and Resources
President - Mrs Francie McPherson - Dance Parent
Deputy President - Mr John Bowditch - Music Parent
Treasurer Executive Officer - Dr Nathalie Braussaud - Dance Parent
Acting Principal - Ms Hilary Bland
Acting Assistant Principal - Donatella Mannolini
Ms Lee-Riannan Mitchell - Dance Parent
Mr Victor deKoster - Music Parent
Mr Nigel Edwards - Theatre Arts Parent
Ms Lee Sherlock - Dance Parent
Dr Julie Haskell - Teacher
Ms Marilyn Jones - Community Member
Ms Donatella Mannolini - Head of Academic
Mr Tim Storey - Head of Dance
Observers of Council
Ms Marti Ferraro - Business Manager
Mr Michael Sargeant - Head of Music
PFA Representative - Anna McKie
SRC Representative - Elizabeth Townshend
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.