Berengarra School Ltd. is a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee. The School is registered as an independent specialist school through the Victorian Registration and Qualification Authority and a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission. The School is not affiliated with any religious or charitable organisation. The Board of Directors acts as the governing body and is primarily responsible for the School’s vision and values, strategic direction, legislative compliance and the appointment of the Principal. The day-to-day operation of the school is delegated to the Principal.

Board of Directors

Chair – D E Penkethman – Dip. Ed. (Primary), B. Sp. Ed., M. Ed. St., Grad. Dip. Ed. Admin.

Deputy Chair – M E Cole – B.A., Dip. Ed., Cert. IV Training & Assessment, B. Midwifery

E J Dempsey – B.Law/Ed., G.Dip Leg. Prac., M.S.Sc.

H M Fisk – ACA, B.Bus (Acc), Dip.Ed.

P K Siostrom – Dip. Teach., Grad.Dip.Ed.

P M Cutts – B.Sc., Dip.Ed.,G.Cert. (Car. Dev.)

J K Smith – Gen. Nurs., PG. MH Nurs., B. Ap.Sc.


Justin Finnerty – B.Sc., B. Ed.

Company Secretary

Business Manager. Janine Smith – FCA, B.Bus (Acc)