Governing Council

Dear Parents & Carers,

Thank you to those parents who attended the Annual General meeting held recently. I am delighted to announce that the Governing Council Parent Representatives for 2024 are:

路        Lauren Khabbaz       - Chair

路        Cristina Harvey         - Deputy Chair

路        Alyssa Stockwell       - Treasurer

路        Hayley McDonald     - Secretary

路        Leah Watkins

路        Elijah Eilert

路        Candice Fowler

路        Guy Blackabey

路        Brendan Sawtell

路        Jacqui Thomas

路        George Bryant

路        Rachel Strickland

The Governing Council of Mitcham Primary School plays a crucial role in our community by providing guidance, support and governance across a range of important school decisions and functions. Through collaboration and forward-thinking, they work to create an environment where every student can thrive academically and personally.

Governing Council members work collaboratively with the Principal on shared responsibilities to:

路 involve the local community

路 develop and approve local policies

路 set the broad direction and vision of the site

路 monitor and review the site improvement plan

路 be the employing authority of some services, including canteen.

The Principal works with Governing Council members to:

路 give educational leadership

路 carry out the site's policies

路 carry out the site improvement plan.


The Governing Council meets twice each term on a Monday at 7 pm.

Meeting dates of the Governing Council for 2024 are as follows.




Term 1 - AGM

   Tuesday, 27 February 2024


Term 1 - Meeting 2

   Monday, 18 March 2024


Term 2 - Meeting 3

   Monday, 13 May 2024


Term 2 - Meeting 4

   Monday, 17 June 2024


Term 3 - Meeting 5

   Monday, 5 August 2024


Term 3 - Meeting 6

   Monday, 9 September 2024


Term 4 - Meeting 7

   Monday, 28 October 2024


Term 4 - Meeting 8

   Monday, 2 December 2024


Sub Committees:

Sub-committees assist the governing council in carrying out its functions more efficiently and effectively by handling matters that require considerable discussion, development or planning. They may be established to advise on such responsibilities as finance, buildings and grounds, education policy or community relations. Please note, sub committees may meet at different times to the Governing Council.

Governing Council committees are seen as a valuable way of:

路        assisting the council meet its array of responsibilities by expanding the number and range of people involved in governance and leaving the main body to focus on its broader governing role.

路        broadening opportunities for more parents and caregivers, staff and other community members with particular expertise to be involved.

路        providing other entry levels for the participation of interested parents and caregivers, community members and potential future council members.

路        increasing the involvement of staff and strengthening the link between site staff and the governance of the site.

The sub-committees formed through our constitution include:

路        Finance (chaired by the treasurer)

路        Grounds

路        OSHC Advisory

路        Community Support & Engagement

路        Canteen

路        Fundraising

路        After School Sports

If you are interested in joining one of the Governing Council sub-committees, or wish to know more about the Governing Council, you may contact our Governing Council Chair, Lauren Khabbaz, or other Governing Council members by emailing

Warm regards, Scott