Petr Pavlik – Chair of Governing Council
Well-rounded children should be preferred over high-band NAPLAN scores. My name is Petr Pavlik, and I was elected to be the chair of Governing Council in 2023. I have a diverse data analysis background and a strong passion for data-driven decisions.
Although I’m not an educator by profession, my analytical mindset and management skills have proven invaluable in shaping the school’s decision-making processes. My mission is to bring together our school community’s diverse skills and create a thriving environment for our children. I see Governing Council as a body that helps school leadership shape the experience for children and act as a listening ear for the wider school community. Fair dinkum, it’s all about working together and making Seacliff Primary the best it can be!
Kate Hubl – Deputy Chair of Governing Council
Chris Thomas – Treasurer of Governing Council
TBA – Secretary of Governing Council
Sue Matene – Principal
Scott Francis – Deputy Principal
Suzi Ban – Business Manager
Alternating staff – Staff Representative
Sue Foote – Parent Representative & Fundraising Convenor
Alyssa Burton – Parent Representative & Canteen Convenor
Milos Milutinovic – Parent Representative & Strategic Planning
Doug Nairne – Parent Representative & OSHC Convenor
Alexandra Gibb – Parent Representative
David Botha – Parent Representative
Governing councils are bodies that govern school. At South Australian Government schools and the school principal works together with the council or management committee to develop future directions for their site.
Seacliff Primary School Governing Council meet twice during each term (generally in weeks 3 & 8).
The primary role of Governing Council is to:
- set the broad direction and vision of the School
- develop and approve policies
- monitor and review
- School Strategic Plan
- finance and budgets
- property and maintenance
- plans, for example school improvements and self-reviews
- insurance and public liability status
- activities of sub-committees
- employment* and contracts
Seacliff Primary School Governing Council is an employing authority for Out of School Hours Care (OSCH) and the canteen staff.
Meetings are a big part of being on Governing Council, but members may also be required to:
• be part of an interview panel to select the site’s principal, canteen or OSCH staff;
• deal with media in response to an event or a good news story
Governing Council is made up of volunteer parents/caregivers and the office bearers are Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. The school Principal, Business Manager and nominated staff representative(s) also attend. A DECD clearance is required and you cannot be on Governing Council if you have been:
• convicted of any offence of dishonesty, or of a sexual nature involving a minor, or of violence against a person.
More information about being on a Governing Council is available on the DECD website: