School council


In 2013 PBC became an Independent Public School 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. 

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 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:

  • Sally Farrell – Teaching Representative
  • Tom Pasley – Teaching Representative
  • Tanya Forbes – Parent Representative
  • Nicola Jones – Parent Representative
  • Erin Woods – Student Representative

Accordingly, vacancies exist for:

  • 2 x Parent Representatives
  • 2 x Teaching Representatives
  • 1 - 2 Student Representatives

This year the school council will be responsible for providing advice about the implementation of PBC's 2018-2021 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 3 March 2020
  • School Council election day for Staff and Student representatives will be 18 March 2020  -  7:30am – 9:00am in TTC Bar / Dining
  • School Council election day for Parent representative will be 17 March 2020 4:30pm – 6:00pm in TTC I01.

Instructions and forms for self-nominations are available on this page.


2019 School Council 

The 2019 School Council membership comprises:

Chris Capra

Executive Principal - Official Member

Kellie Trigger

P&C President - Official Member

Tanya Forbes

Parent Representative

Nicola Jones

Parent Representative

Philip Follent

Parent Representative

Sally Farrell

Teaching Representative

Tom Pasley

Teaching Representative

Sarah BannanNon-Teaching Representative
Mike KellyCommunity Representative

Erin Woods

Student Member


Last reviewed 18 February 2020
Last updated 18 February 2020