School Council 2019

The School Council is the mandated governing body of Fairfield Primary School. All government schools have a school council that is represented by parents, community and Department of Education and Training staff. Our School Council serves an integral role in school accountability and improvement processes, enhancing the educational opportunities for students and ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.

School Council functions include:

  • Establish the broad direction and vision of the school within the school’s community
  • Participate in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan
  • Develop, review and update school policies, including the Student Engagement Policy and the School Dress Code
  • Raise funds for school-related purposes
  • Approve the annual budget and monitor expenditure
  • Maintain the school’s grounds and facilities
  • Enter into contracts (e.g. cleaning, construction work)
  • Report annually to the school community and to DE&T
  • Generally stimulate interest in the school in the wider community

Each member of school council plays a leading role in a nominated sub-committee: Community, Buildings and Grounds, Policy, Finance.


The 2019/20 Fairfield Primary School Council membership is as follows:

Councillor Position Committee
Bronwyn Wolfgang President & Parent Representative Policy
Andrew Vance Vice President & Parent Representative Buildings & Grounds
Paul Wallace Executive Officer & DET Representative Finance & Policy
Nathan Smeaton Treasurer & Parent Representative Finance
Sarah Glass Secretary & Parent Representative Community Relations
Anita Galli Parent Representative Community
Paul Hunt Parent Representative Community
Chris Price Parent Representative Buildings & Grounds
Daniel Emeny Parent Representative Policy
Sarah Abbott DET Representative Community
Anna Lithgow DET Representative Buildings & Grounds

*DET – Department of Education and Training