School council


The Role of the Council

The school council plays a role in monitoring and informing the school's strategic direction in a way that achieves the best learning outcomes for the school's students.

The functions of a school council under s.81 of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 (Qld) (the Act) are to:

  • monitor the school's strategic direction
  • approve school plans and policies of a strategic nature, or other documents affecting strategic matters including the annual estimate of revenue and expenditure for the school
  • monitor the implementation of the plans, policies and other documents mentioned above
  • advise the school's principal about strategic matters

The range of plans and strategies that a school council must consider when carrying out its functions are listed in Schedule 1 of the Model Constitution.

A school council may not, under the Act:

  • interfere with management by the school's principal of day-to-day operations of the school and its curriculum (s.81(3)(a))
  • make operational decisions about the use of teaching or learning resources at the school (s.81(3)(b))
  • make decisions about the individual teaching style used, or to be used, at the school (s.81(3)(b))
  • make a decision that is contrary to law or a written policy of the department (s.81(3)(d))
  • have control of funds (s.82(a))
  • enter into contracts (s.82(b))
  • acquire, hold, dispose of or deal with property (s.82(c))
  • sue or be sued (s.82(d))
  • establish a committee or subcommittee (s.114)

School councils have responsibility to approve documents that set the strategic direction of the school, but are not involved in daily operational aspects.

Council Makeup

The size of the school determines representation of parents, staff and students on the school council. Membership of the council is determined under the Part 4 of the Act and the Aspley State School Council Constitution.

The Aspley State School Council comprises the following members:

  • The School Principal
  • The president of the Aspley State School P&C association
  • Two (2) school staff members, comprising one (1) teaching representative and one (1) non-teaching representative
  • Two (2) parent members

In 2019-2020, the school council comprises the following members:

​Name ​Council Role
​Mrs Leann Griffith Baker ​School Principal
​Mrs Alice Long ​P&C Association President
​Ms Lisa Oliver (Secretary) ​Teaching Representative
​Mrs Lynne Rossiter ​Non-Teaching Representative
​Mr David Kerr (Chair) ​Parent Representative
​Ms Christine Brownridge
​Parent Representative
All members have well defined roles, responsibilities and functions, to ensure efficient and effective governance. The School Council's top priority is to perform these functions in a way that achieves the best learning outcomes for our students.

2019-2020 Program of Work

The council’s program of work will include the review, update and publication of the following documents:

  • Quadrennial School Strategic Plan
  • Whole School Improvement Agenda
  • Year Level Improvement Agenda
  • Investing for Success Agreement
  • Aspley State School Pedagogical Framework
  • Responsible Behaviour Plan
  • Book Standards & Expectations
  • Camps & Leadership Procedures
  • Homework Policy
  • Payments Policy
  • Sport Policy Guidelines
  • Staff Information Booklet
  • Sunsmart Policy

Please find a copy of the Aspley State School Council Constitution (PDF, 435 KB) here

Please direct all enquires on School Council matters to:

Last reviewed 16 November 2020
Last updated 16 November 2020