North Adelaide Primary School


The Governing Council is a legally incorporated body responsible for school governance and is a vehicle for consultation, co-ordination and cooperation, to ensure that the best possible decisions are made for children. It has an advisory, management and accountability role to the school community.

The Governing Council is responsible for:

  • setting strategic goals
  • determining School Policy
  • delegating powers, and
  • reviewing how well these goals are being achieved.

The Principal manages the school within the local policy parameters set by the Governing Council and the statewide policy parameters set by DECD.

  • providing and maintaining an overbiew
  • developing and reviewing School Policy
  • providing strategic direction and planning
  • reviewing and monitoring progress.

The Governing Council Constitution (2007) sets out in detail the basis for, structure and functions of Governing Council.



The Finance Advisory Committee is a key advisory group to the Council, with the responsibility to provide oversight in the establishment and close monitoring of the schools budget, in order to maximise delivery of the schools' educational program.

Out of School Hours Care (OSHC)

The OSHC Advisory Committee is an advisory group to the Council, with the responsibility to provide oversight in the establishment and close monitoring of the OSHC budget, in order to maximise delivery of the Before, After School and Vacation Care Programmes. It also has responsibility for policy development and the oversight of quality assurance processes.


Governing Council usually meets twice each term in weeks three and eight, on Mondays, from 6:30pm till 8:30pm in the school library.

Minutes of meetings are available in the front office.


Parent representatives are elected for terms of two years at the school AGM held in term one.  The 2018 Governing Council is:

Name                              Position                              Term Expires

Meredeth Brown              Secretary                             2020

Linda Bain                                                                    2020

Christine Birdsey              Deputy Chair                       2020

Russell Hanson                                                            2020

Stephen Biggins                                                           2020

Julie Sweetman                                                            2020

Sue Hutton                                                                   2020

Lucy Parker                                                                  2020

Lara Biggins                                                                 2019

Leanne Rosser                                                             2019

Susan Gayko-Hombsch                                               2019

Ben Walters                     Chairperson                         2019

Lee Parker                                                                    2019

Adam Carpenter              Treasurer                             2019

Contacting Governing Council

Governing Council may be contacted directly via email by contacting the school for the Chairpersons email address or by post c/- the school.




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