School Council

The School Council provides governance of Willunga Waldorf School. The School Council consists of two nominees of the Parents and Friends Association, two nominees of the College of Teachers, three nominees of the Council itself, the Head of School and the Business Manager. Its role includes oversight of strategic planning and ensuring the school meets all its statutory and regulatory compliance requirements. The Council is the school’s legal guardian.

Current members of the School Council are :

  • Hannah Matthews – Chair    (Council)
  • Leigh Lauwrens          (Council)
  • Simon Paul                 (Council)
  • Andrew Bentley          (P&F)
  • Vacancy pending        (P&F)
  • Chantelle Sommers    (College)
  • Joshua Withers           (College)
  • Jodie Thomas     (Head of School)
  • Sharon Miller     (Business Manager)

The Council meets a minimum of twice per school term.  A separate Compliance and Finance Sub-committee also meets at least twice per term and provides more detailed oversight of the regulatory and financial requirements of the school.  The sub-committee is chaired by a Council member and reports directly to Council.  Current members of the sub-committee are :

  • Leigh Lauwrens (Chair)
  • Cameron Day
  • Ash Rawling
  • Sharon Miller

Association Membership

The Willunga Waldorf School is operated through an Incorporated Association with a formal constitution and all staff and parents are eligible to be members of the Association. The Willunga Waldorf School is governed by a School Council in accord with the constitution which was last updated in 2016.  A copy of the constitution is available for download on this website page.

Under the terms of the Association constitution, eligible members must formally register their interest in participating in Association affairs by lodging an application for membership by the end of the final week of Term 1. This must be renewed every year and a form is available for download on this page. The formal registration process is necessary to allow members voting rights at the AGM and must be renewed annually. The date of the AGM is governed by legal requirements for reporting of the school’s financial affairs and governance structures and under the Constitution the annual date is set by the School Council.

Annual General Meeting

All members of the school community are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting whether official voting members or not.  The 2023 Annual General Meeting was held in accordance with the WWS constitution on Thursday 18th May 2023 at 7.00pm as set out in the Notice of Meeting available for download on this page. The meeting received detailed reports on school educational and financial operations for the 2022 year including audited financial accounts for the 2022 year. The Annual Report and Audited Accounts are also available for download on this page.