College Council

Patricia Huggins

Council President

Parent Representative

Jenifer Poole

Vice President

Parent Representative

Naomi Bazeley

Parent

Parent Representative

Carolyn McLean

Parent

Parent Representative

Julius Colman

Nominee

Colman Foundation

Geoff Emmett

Nominee

Colman Foundation

Bella Irlicht

Nominee

Colman Foundation

Bruce Kiloh

Nominee

Colman Foundation

Greg McMahon

Executive Officer

DEECD Representative

Doveton College, like all Victorian government schools, is governed by a school council.  The College Council operates under a single governance model that covers the College’s Early Learning Centre, Prep to Year 9 school and its integrated family and children’s services.

The Council sets the strategic direction of the College. It decides on key partners for the College, undertakes joint planning and develops the College’s vision and values.

The Council abides by the same school governance regulations that apply to all government schools in Victoria. However its membership reflects the College’s partnership structure and integrated approach to delivering education, family and children’s services.

Council members include four parents, four representatives of our major philanthropic partner, the Colman Foundation, the College’s executive principal, the College’s director of family and children’s services and two co-opted members, currently including the City of Casey’s director of community services.

Roles of the Council

The College Council’s important roles include developing a strategic plan for the College, approving the annual budget, and developing, reviewing and updating policies. Other roles may include:

  • College maintenance
  • Sub-contracting
  • Fundraising
  • Developing, reviewing and monitoring the Student Code of Conduct and the College Dress Code
  • School community engagement.

The College Council meets at least nine times annually on the third Thursday of nominated months.

Working together

Our College has also established two advisory groups who work closely with the College Council to improve outcomes for children, families and the Doveton community.

The groups are:

Local Agencies Advisory Group: Provides opportunities for the main local agencies to meet, share information and undertake professional development to improve their service delivery to children and families.

Parent Advisory Group:  provides a way for families to get involved with the College, as well as providing formal representation on College committees, in service user feedback, satisfaction surveys and consultation in the planning and development of College activities.

The College Council is a legal entity in its own right, a body corporate constituted under Part 2.3 of The Education and Training Reform Act 2006.  It is regulated by the Act, the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007 and the College Constituting Order. The Doveton College Constituting Order specifies the College Council membership, the objectives, powers and function of the College Council.