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The Rochedale State School Council (“The Council”) is a collaboration of parents, teachers, school administration and community members. Our Council comprises one Parent Representative, one Staff Representative, two co-opted Community Members, the Principal and the P&C President.

Parent Representative:

Sally Mills Murray

Staff Representative:

Natasha Floyd (Secretary)

Co-opted Community Representatives:

Karen Tanks – Principal, Mansfield State High School (Chair)

Andy Gordon – Head of Junior School, John Paul College – An IB PYP School

The Council has the following functions for guiding the broad strategic direction of the school: 

  • monitoring the school's strategic direction;

  • 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 the plans, policies and other documents mentioned above; and

  • advising the school's principal about strategic matters.

The school 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.