Governance and Leadership

The Brighton Secondary School Governing Council meets twice per term on a Monday at 6.30pm.

The Brighton Secondary School Governing Council comprises 22 councillors, including:

  • 1 Principal
  • 14 elected parents (including 1 SIM representative and 1 SIV representative)
  • 2 community representatives
  • 2 student representatives
  • 3 staff representatives

Role of council:

  • To involve the school community in the governance of the school by:
    • providing a focus and a forum for the involvement of parents and the school community
    • ascertaining the educational needs of the local community and the attitude of the local community to educational developments with the school
    • ensuring that the cultural and social diversity of the community is considered and particular needs are appropriately identified
  • To set the broad direction and vision of the school
  • Strategic planning for the school including:
    • developing, monitoring and reviewing the objectives and targets of the strategic plan
    • considering, approving and monitoring human resources and asset management plans
  • Determine policies for the school including policies for the safety, welfare and discipline of students
  • Determine the application of the total financial resources available to the school including the regular review of the budget
  • Monitor and review the Services Agreement
  • Report to the school community and the Minister on:
    • the strategic plan
    • the finances of the school
    • operational plans and the council’s operations

If you have any queries or requests for information, please contact the school or the Chairperson, Alexis Watt, by phoning the school on 8375 8200 or email


Brighton Secondary School
Governing Council Members 2023
Tony Lunniss Principal
Alexis Watt Chairperson
Mireille Donnarumma Vice Chairperson
Carol Douglas Treasurer
Nicole Rubino Secretary
Adam Stewart Parent Representative
Roland Peddie Parent Representative
Chris O’Grady Parent Representative
Martha De Pasquale Parent Representative
TBA Parent Representative
TBA Parent Representative
TBA Parent Representative
TBA Parent Representative
Samantha Wilks SIM Representative
Luke Naismith SIV Representative
Vacant Community Representative
Vacant Community Representative
Kimberley McLean (Deputy Principal) Staff Representative
Veronica Galati (Business Leader) Staff Representative
Bennet Syme (Teacher) Staff Representative
Jesse Pannenburg Head Prefect
Molly Temple Head Prefect


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