One of the cornerstones of The Cottage School philosophy is cooperative decision making. The school’s governance structure is based on this principle; decisions are made between members of the school’s community. The school is governed by a Committee consisting of The School Leader, Coordinators (teachers) and parents.

The Committee meets monthly and is ably assisted by several subcommittees and working groups. Discussion is encouraged at Committee meetings and the aim is to reach a consensus on each decision. All members of the community are welcome to attend meetings and are encouraged to join in any discussion. Parent and teacher involvement at Committee level allows for input from parents regarding the way the school operates whilst safeguarding the integrity and accountability of the educational program.

Pictured below are our Committee Members for 2020

Michelle Folder – President

Kate Cashman – Vice President

Shannon How – Secretary

Judy Li – Treasurer

Julie Leitch – School Leader

Tom Barnes Tom Barnes – Class Teacher

Kath Windfeld-Petersen Kath Windfeld-Petersen – Class Teacher

Hana1 Hana Patel – Class Teacher

  Michelle Mihalic – Class Teacher

IMG_4817  Stephanie Becker – Class Teacher

Richard Message- Parent Representative

Andrea Jackson – Parent Representative

Carron Peterson – Parent Representative

Jayne Martin – Parent Representative

Lou Kirkwood – Parent Representative









Find out more about the Cottage School Philosophy or read some of our Policy and Procedures