School Advisory Council 2023-10-15T15:57:14+11:00

St Joseph’s College is a regional College under the governance of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. The College has a unique history with a charism firmly embedded in the Salesian tradition.

St Joseph’s College is committed to the pursuit of excellence in the intellectual, spiritual, social, moral and cultural development of each student as he grows from being a boy to becoming a man. Members of the St Joseph’s College community are encouraged to contribute to a welcoming and caring environment in collaboration with our local Parishes.

The School Advisory Council comprises a range of people with various skills and attributes.

School Advisory Council Members

Father Mirek Knap (President of the Canonical Administrators)

St Joseph’s Parish, Boronia

Ms Catherine Livingston (Principal)

St Joseph’s College, Ferntree Gully

Father Jim Acreman (Chaplain/Rector)

St Joseph’s College, Ferntree Gully

Mr Guido Piotti (Deputy Principal)

St Joseph’s College, Ferntree Gully

Mr Gerard Burke (Business Manager)

St Joseph’s College, Ferntree Gully

Mrs Debra Fowkes (Staff)

St Joseph’s College, Ferntree Gully

Mr Chamil Fernando (Parish)

St John the Baptist Parish, Ferntree Gully

Ms Fiona Roberts (Parent/Parish)

St Joseph’s College, Ferntree Gully



Expressions of Interest

St Joseph’s College has a School Advisory Council to support the Principal, Parish Priests and Leadership Team of the school.

From time to time, there may be vacancies on the School Advisory Council.

While no particular expertise is required, the school seeks a range of diverse skills sets to best advise the Principal, united by a desire to provide the best possible education for our students.

A balanced membership with parent voice on the School Advisory Council is well placed to advise the principal about important matters particularly related to the school’s mission and the students’ success.

The needs of the council are given priority in terms of ensuring a balance of gender, cultural diversity and skill sets.

We are calling on you to express your interest in being part of a School Advisory Council should a vacancy become available.

If you are a member of the parish or have children in the school, and wish to be part of this, we would welcome your application in writing to Cathy Livingston via the link below.

Expression of Interest School Advisory Council

School Advisory Councils Manual

School Advisory Councils Terms of Reference

School Advisory Councils Code of Conduct