Governing Council

The school’s governance and strategic directions are provided for by the Governing Council which consists of up to 15 elected parents of students at the school, 3 staff, and the Principal. The Governing council also has community representatives, including the Member for Fisher, the Hon Nat Cook and representatives from the Onkaparinga council and the Christies Beach Police liaison officer.


The role of the Governing Council is to 

  • Involve the school community in the governance of the school
  • Set the broad direction and vision for the school
  • Strategic planning
  • Determine policies for the school
  • Determine the application of the total funding resources of the school
  • Monitor and review the Services Agreement with DFE
  • Report to the school community and the Minister in relation to the strategic plan, the finances of the school and its operational plans.

Our current Governing Council chairperson is Mr Barry Temme.

Chairperson : Barry Temme

Deputy Chairperson : David Pillion

Secretary : Bernadette Parkhurst

Treasurer : Samantha Lord-Riley

Deputy Treasurer : Belinda Skilling


Parent Representatives:

Dan Carter, Paige Goodwin, Kerry Sparrow, Steph Lau, Lisa Simmons, Vicky Fisher, Laura & Dale Vanstone, Brooke Koenecke, Daniel Sims, Tony Beach, Kelly Halczuk, Amanda Flood


Staff Representatives:

Michael Stoetzer, Adam Pearce, Bec Kennett, Alice Goodall


Other Representatives:

City of Onkaparinga : Cr Sandra Bown, Cr Michael O’Brien

Local Member of Parliament – Hurtle Vale: Ms Nat Cook, MP

Christies Beach Liaison Officer:  TBA

Ex-Officio Member : Caroline Green (Principal)



The Governing Council meets twice a term with the Annual General Meeting held early in the school year. All our REC community are welcome to attend meetings.

Meeting dates available here.

The 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 15th February 2021 at 7.00 pm in the Buchanan Seminar Room.

AGM Agenda

If you would like to join our Governing Council please complete the nomination form below.

AGM Nomination Form

Nominations may be lodged any time prior to the Jan Earnshaw in the Front Office, or at the meeting. All nominations will be presented at the AGM.