Darlington Primary School

Darlington Primary School

School Council

The School Council is a body formally constituted under the Education Act.

The purpose of the School Council is to provide Darlington staff and community with opportunities to work together and participate in the decision making processes which inform the school’s planning processes.

Council members take part in:

  • establishing and reviewing the school’s objectives, priorities and policy directions;
  • financial planning to support the above;
  • evaluating the school’s performance in achieving these

Each year, School Council approves;

  • the level set for voluntary contributions and charges;
  • extra cost option components of the school’s program;
  • items for personal use in the educational program;
  • arrangements for advertising or sponsorship in relation to the school

The School Council consists of representatives from the school, parent body and community. Terms of office are generally for two years. Parent representatives of the School Council are nominated and elected through a formal process which occurs when necessary.

Parents are welcome to nominate to hold a position on the Council when they become available. They are also welcome to approach members of the Council with concerns, queries or suggestions.

The School Council meets on Monday evening at 7.00pm in Week 5 of each term.

Our current School Council is comprised of six elected parent/community representatives and 3 members elected from within the school staff. The Principal is an Ex Officio Member. Terms of office are generally for two years.

School Council for 2017/18

  • Craig Manton (Council Chair)
  • Rosalind Lipscombe (P&C)
  • Anke Steinwandel (Community)
  • Heath Dullard (Primary)
  • Samantha Craig (Early Childhood)
  • Fiona Gordon (Parent)
  • Stewart Melrose (Staff)
  • Melissa Ryan-Gadsden (Staff)
  • Nicki Hill (Staff)
  • Lorna Woodley (Ex Officio Member)

Our School

The school is located on a beautiful three-hectare site in the heart of the Darlington village, in the hills east of Perth. In 2012, the school celebrated its Centenary and maintains a long and strong tradition of providing quality education for children from the local area. It is not uncommon for current students to have followed their parents and grandparents in attending the school.

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