School Council

Engaging with our community

Our School Council provides an important conduit for the school to engage meaningfully with our community, parents, staff and students. Our principal, Bec, and our staff are responsible for the programs and day to day operations of Spensley Street Primary School.

The council supports policy development, supports the maintenance of our facilities and grounds, oversees financial operations outside of school staffing, encourages community participation, and manages our Canteen and Out of School Hours Care service.

School Council is structured to represent the joint interests and responsibilities of teachers and parents in the education of our children. Our council comprises 14 members: 9 parent members and five Department of Education and Training (DET) members, including our principal, who serves as the executive officer representing DET. Councillors serve a two-year term, with half the council standing for election each year. Elections are held before March 31 each year.

School Council Objectives

  • Assist in the efficient governance of the school
  • Ensure that its decisions affecting students of the school are made having regard, as a primary consideration, to the best interest of the students
  • Enhance the educational opportunities of students at the school


School Council meets on the third Wednesday of each month, 7- 9 pm.


All members of the School Council can be contacted by email at

Our Members & Sub-committees

PresidentKatie Brown
Vice PresidentRachelle Madden
FinanceRob Smith
EnvironmentLiam Brown
Strategic Outlook Ned Martin
FundraisingGena Kolin
CanteenCara Nicholson
OSHCMartin Musiatowicz
CommmunityAndy Vance

School DET Members

Andrew WilliamsonGeorgia Vabre
Tanaya BoagEmily Fintelman
Bec Spink (Executive Officer)

Spensley Street Primary School,
193 Spensley St, Clifton Hill VIC 3068, Australia

Phone Number: 03 9481 4666

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Spensley Street Primary School is a school of 355 students, located in the inner northern suburb of Clifton Hill, on the edge of the Merri Creek and Yarra Bend Park.