School Council

All government schools in Victoria have school councils. They are legally formed bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school. In the performance of their role, school councils are able to directly influence the quality of education that the school provides for its students. (Read more)

Within guidelines provided by the D.E.T., a school council has responsibilities for developing such things as:

  • The school strategic plan which sets out the main goals and priorities of the school for three years
  • The annual implementation plan which operationalises the strategic plan
  • The school's budget which shares out the available resources to make sure that the plans of the strategic plan are carried out
  • The general educational policy of the school
  • The physical appearance and maintenance of the school's buildings and grounds
  • The student code of conduct which provides a safe and orderly environment for learning
  • An annual report on the school's achievements Annual School Report 2021

School Council Representatives 2021

Tanya Hulbert
Vice President
Fiona Bennett
Rod Kretchmer
Fairlie Tucker

Executive Officer
Joanne Wood - Principal
Parent Members

Anne Johnston

Karen Murdoch

David Campbell

Justine Briggs

Tineke Reincke

Sharni Kennedy


Staff Members

Alice Hutchings

Bianca Closter

Mandy Jarvis

Michelle Beaton (Business Manager)




At Tinternvale Primary School we have the following Sub-Committees:

· Finance

· Parents & Friends

· Buildings & Grounds

These committees are run by a Convenor (member of school council) and all parents are invited to attend Parents & Friends and Buildings & Grounds. Our committees plays a vital role at Tinternvale, organising activities, maintenance and fundraising efforts throughout the year.

If you are interested in joining a committee, please see the office staff, or any member of school council for more information.