School Council


The School Council of Puckapunyal allows for the election of up to 8 non DET members, up to 6 DET members including the Principal, and up to 2 co-opted members. 


The current School Council members are:


Department of Education Representatives (Staff)

Kevin Warne (Principal and Executive Officer)

Damien Humphrey

Helen Atkinson

Karen Sullivan


Non-Department of Education Representatives (Parents)

Anne Trevena (President)

Duncan Birks (Vice-President)

David Allen (Treasurer)

Danielle Whitwell (Minutes Secretary)

Adam Reimers

Jake Kociancic

Stephanie McKay

Zachary Klein




Community Representatives




A school council’s objectives are to:

  • Assist in the efficient governance of the school
  • Ensure that its decisions affecting students of the school are made having regard, as a primary consideration, to the best interests of the students
  • Enhance the educational opportunities of the students of the school
  • Ensure the school and the council comply with any requirements of the DEECD Act, the regulations, a Ministerial Order or a direction, guideline or policy issued under this Act.


The desired education program of the school is thus developed through the process of consultation and negotiation among those vitally affected. The adopted policies, therefore, reflect the values and the goals of the whole school community.


Elections are held for School Council each year in March.  2014 elections will take place on Tuesday 11th March.  Please consider becoming actively involved in your school through School Council membership.