Essendon Keilor College School Council

School councils are established under the Education Act 1958 as the body responsible for governance and the direction of Essendon Keilor College (EKC).

School council is responsible for the school curriculum policy, within the requirements of the DET guidelines and plays a key role in Victorian government schools. Participating as a school council member is a rewarding and challenging experience. The school council supports the Principal to provide the b​​est possible educational outcomes for students.

EKC school council has members from the staff, the parent body and the general community. School council positions are occupied for two-years at a time and elections are held early each year with half elected in term one every year.

If you are interested in your school community and feel you have expertise, experience and support you can offer the school in management and leadership, please consider putting your name forward.

School council meets at least eight times a year, usually twice a term on a designated Tuesday evening from 6-7pm. Every councillor has an opportunity to be part of our two sub-committees; Education Policy and Finance. The sub-committees also meet about eight times a year. Councillors are asked to fulfil various tasks and to bring themselves, their ideas, their experience and their networks to these meetings.

Role of School Council:

  • The school’s general educational policy and establish the broad direction and vision of the school within the school community.

  • Participate in the development, monitoring and endorsement of the School’s Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plan.

  • Reporting annually to the school community.

  • Approving and monitoring the school budget.

  • Developing the student engagement and wellbeing framework

  • Awarding contracts for the supply of goods and services.

  • Uniform policy.

  • Maintenance of buildings and grounds.

More Information:

If you would like to know more about the school council and how it operates at Essendon Keilor College, please contact the School Council President, Kem Mustafa or School Principal, Adam Potter. Please visit the Department website which has further information on school councils and how they operate.


If you would like to contact School Council, please email Kem Mustafa [email protected]

Current Members

DET Employee members:

  • Executive Officer: Adam Potter (Principal)
  • Melissa Travers
  • Melissa Hamilton
  • Laura Slater

Parent members:

  • Kem Mustafa (President)
  • Claudia Yanez (Vice President)
  • Daniella Kellet (Treasurer)
  • Bettina Spirli
  • Emile Barbara
  • Jo-Anne Carroll

Community Members:

  • Adrian Mastropasqua
  • Catherine Craggs
  • Nicole Kotoski

Student Representatives:

  • Amy Bektash
  • Chloe Gordon