School Council

Northern Bay College operates under, and adheres to the democratic principles of Australian and Victorian law. Our commitment is to model in learning, teaching, organisation, practices and governance the requirements under which government schools are registered. As such a duly elected School Council provides community voice and accountability to ensure all aspects school operations remain focussed on the student. School Council ensures that inclusive practices and policies guide school decision making.

The college encourages parent participation in a range of activities and provides many opportunities for parents to be involved. The College Council consists of Thirteen representatives including the College Principal and Business Manager. There are seven elected parent members and four Department of Education & Training (DET) employees.  The College Council is the governing body that determines within guidelines issued by DET, the general education policy of the college; management of the college finances; maintenance and development of buildings, grounds and equipment. Much of the college council’s work is organised through a range of sub-committees. 

The School Annual Implementation Plan can be found on the College Website 
The annual meeting of the College Council is held in March each year where the annual report is tabled and elections are held to fill vacancies.  

Our College School Council President Shonah Friswell was returned as President in March 2018.  


Full Name               


Membership category


               Council Dates


Shonah Friswell

Jess Kelly

Andrew Kohane

David Neilson

James Bayard

Kim Marks



Kerry McKenzie

Salah Mahdi Khaleel

Nicole Green


Fred Clarke

Lisa Gray

Non - DET -President











Non -DET

DET-College Principal

DET- College Business Manager





 16 May

20 June

15 August

12 September

17 October

14 November

5 December






 Anita Ali Asghar Student Member  
 Cassie Stevens Student Member  

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