School council


​​​​​​​​​​​PBC has been an Independent Public School since 2013 affording the local community more input into school directing and decision making. As an IPS school the school council was established. The purpose of the school council is to provide strategic advice to the Executive Principal including approving the strategic planning.

Under this initiative, the school council must consist of elected parents, staff and student members. The Principal and P&C President are official members of the council. The council may also appoint a maximum of two industry/community members that have knowledge and experience that assist the council to perform its functions and reflect the local community context. 

2022 School Council 

The 2022 School Council membership comprises:

Chris Capra

Executive Principal - Official Member

Melanie Allen

Chairperson - Official Member

Jane Clancy

Parent Representative

Amanda Sutherland

Parent Representative

Philip Follent

Parent Representative

Tom Pasley

Teaching Representative

Shane Roberts

Teaching Representative

Elaine BraniffNon-Teaching Representative
Mike KellyCommunity Representative

Lilly Suttle​

Student Member


School Council Elections - 2023

​As an Independent Public School our School Council plays an integral role in the governance of our school. It is important that every parent understands the work the council will undertake in this year as it will have significant impact on the strategic direction of our school.

The School Council is responsible for providing strategic advice to the Executive Principal and overseeing the governance of the school. Training is provided to new members.

School Council members serve a two year tenure and we would like to acknowledge the following members who have recently completed their time on the council:

  • Elaine Braniff – Non-teaching Representative
  • Tom Pasley – Teaching Representative
  • ​Amanda Sutherland, Philip Follent and Jane Clancy – Parent Representatives

Accordingly, vacancies exist for:

  • 1 x Non-teaching Representative
  • 1 x Teaching Representative
  • 3 x Parent Representatives

This year the School Council will be responsible for providing advice about the implementation of PBC's 2022-2024 Strategic Plan. Members of the council will play an essential role not only in shaping this plan but keeping key members of the school's leadership to account on the key agendas and strategies.

If you are interested in being involved in this work, I encourage you to nominate for the School Council. I also encourage those staff members who are not interested in joining the council to have their say in who represents them by voting in the school council elections.

Details of the nomination and election process are as follows:

  • All self-nominations close on 27 March 2023

  • School Council election day for Staff and Student representatives will be 17 April 2023 – 7:30am – 9:00am in TTC Bar/Dining area

  • ​School Council election day for Parent representative will be 17 April 2023 4:30pm – 6:00pm in TTC I01.


Nominations for parent, teaching and non-teaching staff positions for the Palm Beach Currumbin State High School Council are now OPEN.

The nomination form can be found on this page.
* Please download the form before completing it.

Nominations for all positions will close on Monday 27 March 2023 at 4:00pm.

* Nominees cannot nominate for more than one elected position.
Example – teaching staff who are parents can nominate for either staff or parent elected position, but not both.

2023 Teaching / Non-Teaching Staff Positions Election

Elections for the Teaching and Non-teaching staff positions will take place before school on Monday 17 April 2023 from 7:30am – 9:00am in the TTC Dining Room.

Date: Monday 17 April 2023

Time: 7:30am – 9:00am

Venue: TTC – Dining Area

2023 Parent Election

Elections for Parent Representatives will take place on Monday 17 April 2023 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm in the TTC Room I01.

Date: Monday 17 April 2023

Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Venue: TTC – I01​

We look forward to receiving your nominations.

​​​​​Kellie Pedemont - Returning Officer​

Last reviewed 24 February 2023
Last updated 24 February 2023