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School Council

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​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.

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.  


2022 Council Members and Officers 

NameRepresentationPositionMembership
Mrs Leigh Passfield

P&C President

Official member

Automatic

Mrs Anne McLauchlan

Principal

Official member

Automatic

Mr Tim Wark

School Council Chair

Elected member

2021-2023

Ms Kimberley Setterlund

Staff member

Teaching Staff

2020-2021

Ms Monique McMullen

Staff member

Teaching Staff

2021-2022

Ms Nicole Hale

Staff member

Support Staff

2019-2021

Mrs Joanne Allen-Keeling

Parent rep & Secretariat

Official member

2020-2023

Mrs Kristi Gooden

Parent representative

Elected member   

2021-2023

Ms Katie Hunter

Ms Richelle Lal

Yr 11 Student rep

Yr 10 Student rep

 Student member

Student member

2021-2022

2022-2023



2021 School Council Dates

Term 1, Week 5, Wednesday 23 February – 6:30pm – 8:30pm (2 hours max) Principal's office

Term 2, Week 5, Wednesday 18 May – 6:30pm- 8:30pm Principal's office

Term 3, Week 6, Wednesday 17August – 6:30pm-8:30pm Principal's office

Term 4, Week 5, Wednesday 02 November - 6:30pm-8:30pm Principal's office



   








   


 
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Last reviewed 09 December 2021
Last updated 09 December 2021