School Council

The St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar School Council plays a vital role in the educational opportunity and outcomes of all students at the school. In essence, the role of School Council is one of setting the long term future for the school and maintaining oversight of the school's operation.

Three of the critical roles of School Council are developing the strategic plan, approving the annual budget, and setting and reviewing policies.

The School Council is made up of nine councillors who are specialists in a variety of fields including academia, finance, law and architecture. Representatives from the Parents and Friends’ and the Alumnae associations are also included on School Council.

The school engages a number of sub-committees which are advisory bodies to the school. They report regularly at School Council meetings and provide advice and make recommendations to the School Council, which has the final responsibility for decisions.

Sub-committees are open to non School Council members and therefore provide opportunities to involve many people in the school who are not members of School Council. The sub-committees include: Finance Committee, Buildings and Grounds Committee, Foundation Committee, Executive Committee.

2019/2020 School Council

Mrs Fiona Templar, President

Mr Patrick Brennan, Deputy President

Mr Pino Stravalli, Deputy President

Mr Graeme Bulte

Mr Dominic Elfick

Mrs Shemane Nathanielsz

Mr Sam Pritchard

Ms Amy Ridgway

Mrs Julia Utan


All correspondence for the School Council should be directed to:


President of School Council

St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar

PO Box 138,

Berwick Vic 3806


and/or emailed to:


School Constitution

School Constitution


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