School Council

The St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar's 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 the School Council are developing the strategic plan, approving the annual budget, and setting and reviewing policies.

School Council Make Up

The School Council is made up of nine councilors who are specialists in a variety of fields including academia, finance, law, and architecture. Representatives from the Parents’ and Friends’ and the Old Girls and Boys Association are also included in 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, Berwick Grammar School Foundation Committee, Executive Committee.


2022/2023 School Council

Mrs Fiona Templar CA; CPA; B. Bus (Acc)

  • President of School Council
  • Chair, Executive and Governance Committee
  • Finance and Risk Management Committee
  • Building and Grounds Committee
  • SMS and BGS Foundation Limited

Mr Patrick Brennan Dip Building & Construction; Licensed Plumber; Dip Project Management

  • Deputy President of School Council
  • Executive and Governance Committee
  • Finance and Risk Management Committee
  • Chair, Buildings and Grounds Committee

Mr Dominic Elfick M. Sc; B. Sc (Hons) Agriculture

  • Building and Grounds Committee

Prof. Tim Lindsey AO; FAHA; FAIIA; BA (Hons), B Litt (Hons); LLB; Ph D

Dr Alex Newman B Laws; MA Japanese, Ph D; GCAP

Mr Sam Pritchard Assoc Dip of Information Technology (Computing); Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors; Project Management Professional

  • Chair, Finance and Risk Management Committee

Ms Amy Ridgway B. Sc (Aquaculture); M. Property

  • Buildings and Grounds Committee
  • Old Girls and Boys Representative

Mrs Julia Utan B. Eng (Mechanical and Computing); MBA