About Us - School Council

School councils play a key role in Victorian government schools. Participating as a school council member is a rewarding and challenging experience. Hamilton (Gray St) Primary School Council supports the principal to provide the best possible educational outcomes for our students.

Hamilton (Gray St) Primary School Council has three main responsibilities:

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

Other key functions of school councils include:

  • Raising funds for school-related purposes
  • Maintaining school grounds and facilities
  • Entering into contracts
  • Reporting annually to the school community and the Department
  • Representing and taking the views of the community into account
  • Regulating and facilitating after-hours use of school premises and grounds
  • Operating a children’s service at the school.


Meet our School Councillors: 

Principal - Mr Ben Kelson

President - Anna Robertson 

Treasurer - Russell Bennett

Staff representatives:

Janelle Harms

Alison Smith

Sophie Hannah 

Parent Representatives:

Mark Hibberd

Michael Davies

Alison Quade  

Cecila Fitzgerald

Brad White

Community Representative:

Bec Doheny