School Advisory Council

The School Advisory Council is a vital group working in your interest for St. Patrick’s.   Its membership of 10 comprises representatives from our parent body, school staff and our Parish Priest as well the school principal and 7 parent members. 

The School Advisory Council (SAC) is the leading advisory group for the Principal, as an active forum for parent and community participation, providing support and advice in strategic planning, school improvement, educational outcomes and stewardship of resources.

The SAC members do not have any financial or non-financial decision making powers. It is recommended that an Advisory Council operate on a model of cooperation and consensus.

Role of the Advisory Council The School Advisory Council is intended to:

  •  Provide a voice for members of the school community
  •  Actively support, in collaboration with the local parish, the Vision and Catholic Identity of the School
  •  Provide input into and support for strategic planning and directions
  •  Actively support and promote child safety practices including the National Safeguarding Principles for Child Safe Organisations
  •  Provide input and contribute advice in the processes of school improvement and school review
  •  Support the Principal in meeting his/her responsibilities and accountabilities for educational outcomes, effective stewardship of resources, and annual reporting
  •  Actively support the Principal in the encouragement of family engagement
  •  Support the ongoing sustainability of the SAC and its members in its succession and learning

If you have any concerns, ideas for school improvement or if you are seeking information, please feel free to contact an Advisory Council Member, so that your views may be presented.  Observers are always welcome at School Advisory Council Meetings.

Meeting Times : 7.00pm on a Tuesday of most months in the Staff Room.

President:                 Xan Colman
Deputy President:    Nina Pasque
Secretary:                 Hollie Theodore


  • Andre Martin
  • Nicole Foster
  • Katie Mahony
  • Ashley Couch

Staff Rep: Paula Atkins

Principal : Tim Bourke