School Council

As our School continues to grow it is important we are able to draw on the experience, expertise and energy of members of our parent community to continue to guide JMSS.

School Council.

The School Council has positions for two nominated representatives from Monash University.

Both positions become vacant with the retirement at the end of 2018 of  Dr. Cristina Varsavsky Assistant Dean, Science Faculty and also Associate Professor Gerry Rayner from Monash University Office of Learning and Teaching. These positions were filled in 2020 with two new representatives from Monash University – Sharon Flecknoe and Wayne Brundel.

Emeritus Professor Robert Norris retired Dean, Science Faculty also finished his 10 years on school council at the end of 2018.  Rob held the position of Treasurer for his time on School Council, originally as a Monash Representative and then as a Co-opted Community Representative.

The four DET representatives are Principal Peter Corkill, Assistant Principals Andrew Chisholm and Sally Cheah-Johnson, and Business Manager Alison Galloway.

The Council is able to co-opt three external people to assist with its affairs, the position are currently filled by Stephen Duggan – School Council President and Robyn Whittle – School Council Vice President.

The State has mandated that each Government School should have two current students elected to its School Council. This opportunity has been enthusiastically embraced by the student body, and we have selected the two representatives from the multiple applications we have received for the 2020 Council. Min Hyun  and Jonathon Purcell. JMSS has had students on its School Council since 2017

We would like to encourage parents who are not on Council but wish to be involved in the school to join either our PFA or one of our Council subcommittees. Please contact our Business Manager Mrs Alison Galloway at school if you are interested, we would warmly welcome your help and support.

School Council Members

Department of Education and Training
Principal Peter Corkill (Executive Officer), Assistant Principal Sally Cheah-Johnson, Assistant Principal Andrew Chisholm and Business Manager Alison Galloway.

Monash University
Sharon Flecknoe and Wayne Brundel.

Parents
Esther Harris, Satheesh Kumar Pachiappan, Yael Cass, Karl Glazebrook, Regine Korbatieh and James Wright  – School Council Treasurer.

Community
Stephen Duggan – School Council President and Robyn Whittle – School Council Vice President.

Students
Min Hyun and Jonathon Purcell.

Subcommittees

Parents may also wish to contribute to one of our Council Subcommittees:

  • Programs and Policies;
  • Monash University and John Monash Science School Liaison,
  • Facilities, and
  • Finance.

If you are interested in any of these subcommittees please contact our Business Manager Mrs Alison Galloway at school via phone (9905 1002) or email alison.galloway@jmss.vic.edu.au. We would warmly welcome your help and support