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Not for ourselves alone

About Us

Governing Council

For over 115 years, our school has been an integral and important part of the wider Mount Barker community. It is a connection that we proudly and actively promote because without our community, the school would not have flourished as it has done, and we would not enjoy the successes we achieve today.

Through formal service activities and informal links to local organisations, we work in partnership with the local district to enhance the region and instil a sense of responsibility, respect, citizenship and community spirit amongst our students.

This allows them to personally experience and appreciate the vital role that volunteers play in society.

As a school we build close ties with community organisations and local primary schools, working together to promote the wellbeing and growth of our children and young people. 


Governing Council

The governing council is the peak decision and policy-making organisation for all matters particular to Mount Barker High School.

It is the forum where parent, staff, student and community representatives engage in a number of important functions including:

  • planning the school’s strategic directions and priorities
  • reviewing policies
  • ensuring school resources support the priorities of the school to improve learning outcomes
  • supporting the school’s initiatives and activities
  • identifying ways to consult with the school community on the priorities of the school

Involvement in the governing council includes attendance at meetings twice each term and the opportunity to serve on various sub-committees.

Currently, meetings for the governing council are on Monday evenings at 7.00pm.

2024 governing council members

Chairperson Tabitha Eades
Vice-Chairperson Fiona van der Zwaag
Secretary Georgette Neal
Treasurer Jason Russell

Committee Members


Val Bubner
Rebecca Douglass
Fiona Henning
Michelle Muller

Principal David Garrett
Staff Representative Josh Guttilla
Glen Mears
Student Representatives Harry Eades
Amielle Pomery