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School council

The Gap State School has a School Council comprised of 10 members with representation from staff and parents.

The role of a school council is to:

  • monitor the school’s strategic direction
  • approve plans and policies of the school of a strategic nature, including the annual estimate of revenue and expenditure for the school
  • monitor the implementation of the plans, policies and other relevant documents
  • advise the school’s principal about strategic matters.
  • 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.

Elected members retain their position for 3 years to ensure the continuity of the School Council. In any year where new nominations are required a returning officer is appointed. Notice of election is given via the school newsletter.


School Council Members for 2016/2017:
Joanne Nichols (Principal)
Jason Shanks (P&C President)
Stuart Pullar (School Council Chair)​
Ian Kempe (Parent)
Chris Taylor (Parent)
Danielle Pantelli (Teacher)
Kath Trotter (BSM)
Jocelyn Hayes (Chaplain)
Paul Hobbs (Community Member)
Russell Pollock (Community Member - Principal, The Gap State High School)