Our Community - School Council


Nhulunbuy Primary School  has a very active and supportive School Council. The school council members include parents, teachers, community members, executive school staff and invited members. The partnership aims to advocate for better opportunities and outcomes for our students and improvement to our school.


The school council values collaboration and respectful relationships in order to be effective.  The entire school community benefits from the time and commitment our volunteers contribute to the school council. 

If you would like to be involved in the school council to support your child's education, support the school or the community the school council meets twice a term usually in week 3 and week 9.

School Council  Members 2018:

Principal :     Tracy Hammill
Chairperson: Vanessa Hansen
Secretary: Joey Chalk
Treasurer: Julie Little
Parent Representative
Cheryl Whitehouse Kylie Abood
Lynda Doyle  Lisa Smith
 Bec Muirhead  

Staff members:


Tiffany Wilks 


Michael Stimpson 

Lena Larsen  



Invited Members:


Hani Youssef


Examples of the work of the school council:

  • Advocating community needs and engaging the school community

  • Participating in setting standards for improvement

  • Advising on the school’s physical needs

  • Ensuring cleaning and grounds maintenance is done

  • Contributing to t he setting of school policies

  • general curriculum related matters

  • manage school property

Recent achievements by the school council  include:
  • Celebrating our 40 Year Anniversary in 2012 with a number of events including the school fete.

  • New Teacher furniture for classrooms purchased.

  • Over $26,000 raised in 2012.

The School Council Committees include:

  • Finance

  • Facilities and Grounds

  • Fundraising

  • Community linkages

For more information about school councils: NT Council of Government School Organisations