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Norman Park State School Council

 Norman Park State School became an Independent Public School in 2015 and as such we are  members of an alliance of Government schools which will be administrated by a School Council.
 
What does this mean?
School Councils will monitor the school's strategic direction; for example the Council's role will include:
a.             approving plans and policies of the school of a strategic nature and other  documents;
b.            affecting strategic matters, including the annual estimate of revenue and expenditure for the school;
c.             monitoring the implementation of the plans, policies and other documents mentioned above;
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 only perform its functions in relation to the school for which it is established.
The Council may not:
a.             interfere with the management by the school's 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.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Council is not part of the department, is not a body corporate and does not have a separate legal identity.
The Council consists of staff, parent and community representatives. The Principal, Ms Janine Leach and the Parent and Citizens Association President, Mrs Wendy Harper are automatic members of the Council.
The 2015/2016 elected members of the Council are:
Ms Neyvette De Bono (Parent), Mr Christian Bretmaisser (Parent), Mrs Mary Stuhmcke (Staff) and Mrs Carol Irvine (Staff).
We will continue our work together in 2016 as Norman Park State School continues to work on strategic and annual planning goals and the four focus areas of our Pedagogical Framework and Improvement Plan: Improving Performance through explicitly, focused teaching, Putting Faces to the Data, continuing to build a Culture of Thinking and whole-school Positive Behaviour for Learning.