Brisbane State High School is an Independent Public School. We are a member of an elite group of Foundation Government schools which will be administrated by a School Council.
The School Council monitors the school's strategic direction, which includes:
The Council must have regard to the documents listed in Schedule 1 of the School Council Constitution in performing its functions.
Download the BSHS School Council Constitution (PDF, 91 KB).
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:
The 2017 School Council Meeting will be held on:
Minutes of previous School Council meetings:
The Council consists of student, staff, parent and community representatives. The Executive Principal and the Parent and Citizens Association President are automatic members of the Council.
The elected members of the Council are:
(L-R): Ms Christie Mylrea, J. Park, Mr Barry Irwin (Observer – Past Students’ Association), Mrs Dianne Goggi, D. Hunt, Mr Wade Haynes, Mr Rob Farago, Dr Judy Smeed, Mr David Gillespie, Ms Chris Collins, Mrs Marie-Claire Grady and Mr Scott Slade
Our Council started its work at a time when education is starkly in focus across our country. Politicians, policy makers and the media are all having a say about what works and doesn't work in our education systems and in our schools. Our Council will need to navigate these issues with clear heads and a strong understanding of research, so that our direction is informed by the best available thinking.
At the same time, State High is working through significant change. The introduction of Junior Secondary, major building programs coincide with the increased flexibility of being an Independent Public School. We continue to work on our strategic plan goals and the three focus areas of the Improvement Plan: Improving Performance, Visible Learning and Positive Culture. We are looking to grow the work of the foundation, our alumni and community partnerships.
Wade HaynesExecutive Principal
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