School Council

The role of the School Council is to serve the interests of Mount Waverley Heights Primary School students and staff and to promote the school in the wider community. School Council….

  • Is a legally formed body that is given powers to set the key directions of a school
  • Is the major governing body of the school
  • Plays an important role in school accountability and improvement processes
  • Endorses the key school planning, evaluation and reporting documents

There are three categories of membership – The Principal (Executive Officer), parent members and DET employee members (Staff). School counselors are elected for a two-year term. Members are unpaid volunteers elected by the school community. Participating as a school council member is a rewarding and challenging experience. The School Council supports the principal to provide the best possible educational outcomes for students.


School Council Meeting Dates:

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month commencing at 6.00pm. Sub-Committee meetings are held before School Council which begins at 7pm. School Council elections take place in February. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is generally held in March.


Term 1 Dates:

February 22
March 22 (AGM)

Term 2 Dates:

May 03
June 21

Term 3 Dates:

Aug 02
Sept 06

Term 4 Dates:

Oct 25
Nov 22
Dec 06

2017 Councillors

Office Bearers:

President | Airlie Anderson-Weir

I am the mum of two girls and have been on the school council since 2012. I joined council to be an integral part of continually improving the school for both my girls and all future students. It is a pleasure to be part of the inclusive and progressive Mount Waverley Heights community. I have a background in customer service management for the IT and Automotive sectors. I currently work for an engineering training company as Quality Manager.

Vice President | Leonie Griffin

I joined the School Council in 2015 when my daughter commenced Prep. I was impressed with the pro-active approach the Principal’s and teaching staff had to building a greater sense of community; their focus on developing the ‘whole person’ and their passion for learning. I see that the School Council provides our parent group with a voice. Education is not just up to the Teachers, it is a collaborative approach between the school and the family so I feel fortunate to have the flexibility to be actively involved.

I have my own Coaching business, The Topline Group, where I work with Salespeople, Leaders and Youth to develop the competencies required to be successful in life and business.

Parent Representatives:

Jennifer Ajani

Andrew Taranto

Pamela Akerstein

Natalie Thomas 2016

Cristina Parastatidis

Lydia Chua

Parents Association

Mount Waverley Heights Parents Association takes this opportunity to welcome the parents of new students. We hope you and your family will have a long and happy association with us.

Meetings take place on a Wednesday night at 7.30pm. Details of meeting times and activities are advised in the school newsletter.

Primarily, the Parents’ Club exists to raise money for the benefit of the children at our school. Regular events include Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day stalls, discos, Twilight Sports, Christmas Concert, Community Trivia Night, Footy Day, etc.

Parents Association Positions

President – Alison Thornton
Secretary – Deb Woods
Treasurer – Ashleigh Parfuss

Scheduled Meetings

  • 25 July
  • August
  • October

The meetings are held in the PAC at 7.30pm and open to anyone interested in attending.

School Hirers

Greek School

Mavragani Greek School has had a long association with MWHPS and offers all levels of tuition from Prep to VCE. Lessons operate out of our school facilities every Wednesday evening from 4.45-8.30pm.

For more information please contact Mavragani Greek School

Vlassios (Vic) & Nelly Mavraganis

Mobile: 0427 004 033
Phone/Fax: (03)9753 5408

Zumba Classes

Details coming soon


Chinese Club

In 2016, MWHPS was excited to support the introduction of an additional language program – After school Chinese Club! Held every Thursday from 3.40-4.40pm. Sessions are planned through Mandarin Connect and more information can be obtained from emailing Giorgio at

GKR Karate

GKR Karate are now offering classes on Tuesday and Friday nights at MWHPS. Two sessions are available both nights from 6.30pm to 7.30pm or 7.30pm to 8.30pm.