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School Council

The Gap State High School is an Independent Public School. We are a member of a group of Government schools which will be administrated by a School Council.

Role

The School Council monitors the school's strategic direction, which includes:

  • approving plans and policies of the school of a strategic nature and other documents
  • affecting strategic matters, including the annual estimate of revenue and expenditure for the school
  • monitoring the implementation of plans, policies and other documents
  • advising the school's Principal about strategic matters

The Council must have regard to the documents listed in Schedule 1 of the School Council Constitution in performing its functions.

Download the TGSHS School Council Constitution (PDF 75KB).

Functions

The Council must perform its functions in a way that achieves the best learning outcomes for the school's students.

The Council may only perform its functions in relation to the school for which it is established. The Council is not part of the Department of Education and Training, is not a body corporate and does not have a separate legal identity.

The Council may not:

  • interfere with the management by the school's Principal of the day-to-day operations of the school and its curriculum; or
  • make operational decisions about the use of teaching or learning resources at the school; or
  • make decisions about the individual teaching style used, or to be used, at the school; or
  • make a decision that is contrary to law or a written policy of the department; or
  • have control of funds; or
  • enter into contracts; or
  • acquire, hold, dispose of or deal with property; or
  • sue or be sued.

Meeting dates and minutes

The 2018 School Council Meetings will be held on the following dates: 

Week 6, term 4 - Wednesday 6 November

Minutes of previous School Council meetings: 
 
 
The Council consists of student, staff, parent and community representatives. The Principal and the Parent and Citizens Association President are automatic members of the Council. 
 

2018 Council Members 

Name
Representation
Position
Membership
Mr Mick Walsh
P&C President
Official member
Automatic
Mrs Anne McLauchlan
Principal
Official member
Automatic
Mrs Penni Davidson
School Council Chair
Appointed member
2017-2018
Mr Glenn Manser
Staff member
Teaching Staff
2018-2019
Mrs Barbara Nelson
Staff member
Teaching Staff
2018-2019
Mrs Lesley Noppe
Staff member
Support Staff
2017-2018
Mr David Nicholls
Parent representative
 
2017-2018
Mrs Kirsten Lightfoot
Parent representative
 
2018-2019
Mr Tony Narbey
Parent representative
 
2018-2019
Miss Jasmine Skeate
Student member
 
2018
Mr Campbell McFadden
Student member
 
2018