School Advisory Council

At the request of Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS) board, our governing body, St Mary’s School, Altona has established a School Advisory Council to support the Principal, Parish Priest and leadership team of the school.


No particular expertise is required except a desire to represent and give voice to the parent body in advising the principal about important matters particularly related to the school’s ongoing desire to provide the best possible education for our children.


Therefore we are calling on you to express your interest in being part of the School Advisory Council.   If you are a member of the parish or have children in the school and wish to be part of this exciting development in our school, we would welcome your application in writing to Sonia Riccardi, Principal.


Please note that all members of the School Advisory Council will undergo a Police Check (at the cost of the school) and must hold a current Working with Children Check Card.  Council members must also accept the Code of Conduct for School Advisory Council members.



We welcome expressions of interest at any time throughout the year, subject to maximum numbers.



The current Council consists of the following members:

Parish Priest (Custodian of the Mission) 

Archpriest Michael Kalka:  9398 2964



Mrs Sonia Riccardi:  9398 4842



Ms Leonie Duane



Mrs Lauren Belton



Ms Jennifer Dwyer

Mrs Natasha Devetak 

Mr Chris Dowling 

Mrs Aggie Brazenor

Mrs Karen Le Faucheur

Ms Marita Mercer

Bronwyn Nisbet

Emily Podsiadly



Please contact the school if you'd like more information.



Terms of Reference

School Advisory Council Manual

Working Together in Mission: Charter for Parishes & Schools