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 : Belinda Skilling

Secretary : Bernadette Parkhurst

Treasurer : Samantha Lord-Riley


Parent Representatives:

Zara Lehmann, Dan Carter, Scott Dawson, Paige Goodwin, Vicki Kelly


Staff Representatives:

Alanah Cathro, Andrew Smith, Jenny Hesling, Sue Lawrence


Other Representatives:

City of Onkaparinga : Sandra Bown, Michael O’Brien

Local Member of Parliament – Fisher : Ms Nat Cook MP

Christies Beach Liaison Officer:  TBA

Ex-Officio Member : Caroline Green (Principal)

Meeting dates available here :  Calendar : Governing Council Dates

All our REC community are welcome to attend meetings.