College Council


College Council plays a key role in College governance and supporting the Principal in providing the best possible educational outcomes for students.  It has a particular function in establishing and monitoring the College’s direction and has three main responsibilities:

  • Finance: overseeing the development of the College’s annual budget and ensuring proper records are kept of the College’s financial operation
  • Strategic Planning: participating in the development and monitoring of the College strategic plan
  • Policy Development and Review: developing, reviewing and updating policies that reflect our College values and support our College’s broad direction outlined in our strategic plan.

Other key functions of College Council include:

  • raising funds for school related purposes
  • maintaining school grounds and facilities entering into contracts
  • reporting annually to the College community and the Department
  • creating interest in the College in the wider community
  • representing and taking the views of the community into account
  • regulating and facilitating after-hours use of College premises and grounds

The Montmorency Secondary College Council consists of 15 members:

  • 7 elected parent members
  • 4 elected staff members
  • College Principal as Executive Officer
  • 2 elected student members 
  • 1 community co-opted member 

It is led by the President supported by the Vice President, Secretary and the Treasurer and the Business Manager is a permanent observer.

Council meets at least eight times a year, normally on a Wednesday evening.

There are three sub-committees of College Council that meet regularly or as required to facilitate the business of College governance.  These are:

  • Finance Committee
  • ESCOM (Education Sub-Committee of Montmorency Secondary College)
  • Buildings and Grounds Committee

2021 / 2022 College Council Elected Members


Shane Penrose

Vice President

Sue Tutera


Matthew Trounce

Executive Officer (Principal)

Allan Robinson

Parent Representative

Kelly Rogel

Parent Representative

Jenny Young

Parent Representative

Neal Topia

Parent Representative

Jane Gilliard

Co-opted Community Member

Colin Baker

Student Representative

Megan Reichenbach

Student Representative

Tahlia Sakkas

Elected D.E.T Members – (staff)

Staff Member

Clara Di Biase

Staff Member

Mark Lohrey

Staff Member

John Davy

Staff Member

Mathew Dean

Business Manager

Lisa Ball