School Council 2024

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 the Department of Education
  • Generally stimulate interest in the school in the wider community

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


The 2024/25 Fairfield Primary School Council membership is as follows:

  • President & Parent Representative: Regan Richards
  • Vice President & Parent Representative: Emma McDonald
  • Executive Officer & DET Representative: Paul Wallace
  • Treasurer & Parent Representative: Daniel Freer
  • Secretary & Parent Representative: Natalie King
  • Parent Representative: Hayden Gyles
  • Parent Representative: Frans Jungerth
  • Parent Representative: Phuong Phan
  • Parent Representative: Patricia Stanton
  • DET Representative: Michele Fraser
  • DET Representative: Nicole Rettke
  • DET Representative: Anneliese Staubli

*DET – Department of Education and Training