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School council


The Indooroopilly State School Council (“The Council”) is a collaboration of parents, teachers, school administration and community members. Our Council comprises four Parent Representatives, four Staff Representatives, the Principal and the P&C President.


Parent Representatives:

Belinda Tozer (School Council Chair)

Marlies Rodriguez

Mel Cohen

Shirin Jamarani


Staff Representatives:

Julie Bliss

Sascha Rogers (Secretary)

Neil Madden

Vasuhi Somasundaram



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.