The role of the School Advisory Council is to help the school fulfil its educational responsibilities in accordance with the guidelines and polices set out by the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia.

School Advisory Council 2021

Chair - Susan Swift

Secretary - Paul Indiamo & Peter Lorbeer

Treasurer - Felipe Souza Do Valle

Council - Daniel Della Vedova

Council - Trish Coniglio

Council - Brian Douglas

Council - Chris Adams

Council - Frank Di Latte

Council - Elizabeth (Liz) Dawson

P & F Rep - Bianca Della Vedova

Principal - Natalia Thomson

Parish Priest - Fr Wayne Davis

Risk & Audit Committee:

Susan Swift, Felipe Souza Do Valle, Peter Lorbeer, Natalia Thomson, Leanne Hancock, Penny Billingham

Grounds & Maintenance Committee:

Trish Cognilio, Paul Indiamo, Frank Di Latte, Brian Douglas, Natalia Thomson




2020 AGM

Click here to access reports from the '2020 Annual General Meeting'.

2020 AGM St Thomas' School.pptx


The work of the Advisory Council takes place within the context of the work of the Catholic Church educating its young people in the Catholic faith and for full participation in society. The Advisory Council enables a spirit of partnership to be developed within the school community and is constituted in a way that allows the various bodies within the school to be represented and to participate in the development of the school and its management. The Advisory Council is responsible to the Conference of Bishops through CECWA.



  • To oversee the financial management of the school
  • To plan for the resource needs of the school
  • To provide membership on the panel which recommends the appointment of the Principal
  • Disseminate information about the school and about Catholic Education
  • To act as a consultative body for the Principal when required.



The Advisory Council is comprised of the Principal and the Parish Priest as ex-officio members, a P & F Representative, a Parish representative, and elected community representatives. The Advisory Council is guided by the Risk and Audit, Grounds and Maintenance subcommittees. Each subcommittee is made up of the Principal and delegated members.