School Council

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School Council @ Torquay College


The Torquay College School Council is a vibrant and hard-working body which has our students at the centre of all its decision-making. Representatives comprise both parents and staff with the opportunity to co-op two additional members as determined by the members.


School Council Members  -

Nick Kearsey – President

Matt Benson – Vice President

Luke Vague – Treasurer

Danielle Anawati

Carolyn Chalton

Jen Appleton

Sam McGowan

Annie Redmond

Sue Conquest

Paul Blane

Nadia Tkaczuk  - DET

Josh Brown - DET

Louise Kahle - DET

Archive Blog Posts

February 6, 2020

Each March the term of office for four (4) of our parent member category positions on the School Council become vacant, and two (2) of the DET employee member categories.

Parents on school councils provide important viewpoints and have valuable skills that can help inform and shape the direction of the school. Each member brings their own valuable life skills and knowledge to the role. However, councillors may need to develop s...

May 22, 2019

Much discussion regarding the safety concerns of the staff car park, particularly 3pm pick up at the rainbow gate. It was agreed immediate action must be taken to prevent serious injury.

School Council resolved to proceed with asap -

  • A letter to the Shire requesting action on a crossover/separate entrance where parents’ cars enter car park

  • Staff be encouraged to utilise the car park to its full capacity

  • Create a fo...

March 4, 2019

Wednesday 13th March, 2019


Torquay College Conference Room


1. Present

2. Apologies

3. Previous minutes

     Minutes from the previous meeting be accepted.

4. Welcome from Adrian Waters

     Principal's report (Annual Report)

5. Election of Office Bearers for 2019


     Vice President


February 24, 2019

Thank you everyone for your consideration of joining the Torquay College School Council. As the number of nominations equalled the number of vacancies there is no requirement for an election.

We are pleased to announce the following parent members have been successful:

Annie Redmond

Luke Vague

Jen Appleton

Nick Kearsey

We thank them all for their nomination.

December 14, 2018

At its meeting on 12th December School Council members discussed the following –

  • Traffic management and the safety of students in the staff car park, particularly at drop off and pick up times

  • Consideration of improving the current CCTV positioning to prevent increased vandalism around the school

  • Ratification of the updated Child Safe policy

  • Consideration of facility hire fees

  • Cleaning contract

The nex...

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Torquay College acknowledges the Wadawurrung people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, learn and play and recognise the resilience, strength and pride of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We acknowledge the connection to land, waters and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging throughout Australia.

45-55 Grossmans Rd, Torquay VIC 3228, Australia