School Advisory Council

Kolbe Catholic College aspires to ignite a passion for learning in students who, inspired by the witness of Jesus Christ and the example of St Maximilian Kolbe, will strive for excellence and contribute to their global community with Faith, Courage and Compassion.

School Advisory Council

The Council plays a pivotal role in the life of the College. It provides governance and oversight and collaboratively participates in setting the strategic direction of the College. Working closely with the Principal, the Council oversees the College’s alignment and faithfulness to the Charter and the highest quality of stewardship.

To ensure that the Council is in the best position to support the Principal and the College, it is critical that each member of the Council brings skill and experience that complements the skills and experience of the other members, as well as the skills and experience relevant to the Council’s responsibilities.

The School Advisory Council provides a crucial point of connection between the wider school community and school leaders.

Member of the  School Advisory Councils are inducted and commissioned at the beginning of each school year.

School Advisory Council Members 2023

  • Mr Peter Rassool (Board Chair)
  • Mrs Deb Quirk (Deputy Board Chair)
  • Fr Dishan Candappa (Parish Priest)
  • Mrs Blanca Acosta (Parent Representative)
  • Ms Katherine Livori (Parent Representative)
  • Mrs Scheree Mularczyk (Parent Representative)
  • Mr Peter Waldron (Community Representative)
  • Mr Nick Scully (Principal - invitee)
  • Mr Geoff Caulfield (Deputy Principal, Staff - invitee)
  • Ms Nikole Cymbalak (Acting Deputy Principal, Operations - invitee)
  • Mr Cameron Whitford (Deputy Principal, Students - invitee)
  • Mr Adam Gonzalez (Deputy Principal, Learning & Teaching - invitee)
  • Mrs Robyn Herrera (Marketing & Enrolments Manager - invitee)
  • Mr Stephen Polatajko (Manager Sustainability, Risk & Compliance - invitee)

Expression of Interest

Expressions of Interest are now welcomed for additional members to join the Kolbe Catholic College School Advisory Council.

Please ensure you have the following documents prepared as you will be required to upload these as part of the Expression of Interest process:

  • a brief resume listing your education, academic qualification(s), relevant experience ie. employment, volunteer, Board (where applicable)
  • a brief letter addressed to the Principal, outlining the reasons for your interest in the position (maximum one page)

For a confidential discussion with the Principal, please contact Jody Charles, Personal Assistant to the Principal on 03 8339 3060 or email to make an appointment.

School Advisory Council Expression of Interest 

School Advisory Council Terms of Reference

Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) Governance Statement

Kolbe Catholic College is a school which operates with the consent of the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and is operated and governed by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS).

MACS governs and operates 292 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese to continue the mission of Catholic education to proclaim the Good News and equip our young people with the knowledge, skills and hope to live meaningful lives and enrich the world around them.

Because the good work of educating the young is a co-responsible task led by every member of the Catholic school community, School Advisory Councils have been established to provide a crucial point of connection between the wider school community and school leaders.

This governance model was designed to ease the administrative burden on our schools and parishes, allow parish priests to focus on the mission of education in the parish, enable greater collaboration between schools and ensure greater consistency in school policies and procedures.

More information on MACS is available at

Statement of Democratic Principles


The Legacy of St Maximilian Kolbe