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School council

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We proudly stand for learning, caring for one another and discipline which is based on reciprocal respect. We are a school with an excellent tradition and reputation for student success. We foster high standards of academic and vocational learning; we nurture the abilities of each student; we work with each person to develop meaningful pathways to the future.

Governance of Indooroopilly State High School is overseen by a School Council consisting of elected members determined by the Indooroopilly State High School Council Constitution. The President of the Parents & Citizens’ Association and the Principal are appointed to the Council, while the parent, staff and student members are elected representatives. The object of the School Council is to improve student learning outcomes by exercising specified functions for guiding the broad strategic direction of the school.

The current members of the School Council are:

  • Mrs Lois O’Reilly Executive Principal

  • Mrs Glenys Harbottle President P&C

  • Mrs Louise Nakanishi-Lind Teacher

  • Mr Brad Blashak Deputy Principal - School Operations

  • Ms Michelle Terret Teacher

  • Ms Kim Asmar Parent

  • Mr Nimrod Klayman Parent

  • Ms Gaylene Bell Parent

  • Mr RJ Ramos Student

  • Mr Spencer Holzhemier Student 

The Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 provides for the establishment and operation of school councils for state schools with the object of improving learning outcomes.

School Councils will monitor the school’s strategic direction; for example the Council’s role will include:

(a)  monitoring the school’s strategic direction
(b)  approving plans and policies of the school of a strategic nature
(c)  monitoring the implementation of the plans, policies and other documents
(d)  advising the school’s Principal about strategic matters.

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

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

The Council may not:

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

Download a copy of the Indooroopilly SHS School Council Constitution and Nomination Form (PDF, 274KB).

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Last reviewed 22 February 2021
Last updated 22 February 2021