Aviation High School council


Aviation High School is an Independent Public School. We are a member of a group of 250 State school across the Queensland who work together for the improvement of school governance and outcomes for students which are governed by a School Council.


The School Council monitors the school's strategic direction, which includes:

  • 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 plans, policies and other documents
  • advising the school's Principal about strategic matters.

The Council must have regard to the documents listed in Schedule 1 of the School Council Constitution in performing its functions.

Please download the AHS School Council Constitution for more information.


The Council must perform its functions in a way that achieves the best learning outcomes for the school's students.

The Council may only perform its functions in relation to the school for which it is established. The Council is not part of the Department of Education and Training, is not a body corporate and does not have a separate legal identity.

The 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.


Meeting dates

In 2022, School Council Meetings will be held on the following dates:

Term 1    Monday 14 March

Term 2    Monday 13 June

Term 3    Monday 8 August

Term 4    Monday  14 November


The Council consists of student, staff, parent and community representatives. The Principal and the Parents and Citizens Association President are automatic members of the Council.

2022 School Council members

Mrs Krista Scott Smith- chair

Parent Member

Mr Brad Gilhooly- P and C President

Official member

Mr Sean Riordan

Staff Member

Mrs Jackie Newbegin

Non-Teaching Staff Representative

Mr Chris Warner

Parent member

Lauren Low

Damon Karauna

Blake Davis

Shelby Fellows 

Student Members

Mr David Munn


Official Member


Principal's statement

Our Council started its work at a time when education was a key agenda focus across our country. Politicians, policy makers and the media are all having a say about what works and doesn't work in our education systems and in our schools. Our Council will need to navigate these issues with clear heads and a strong understanding of research, so that our direction is informed by the best available thinking.

Aviation High is working through significant change. The introduction of an enrolment management plan, writing , major flooding throughout the school and potentially a significant building program alongside the increased flexibility of being an Independent Public School. We continue to work on our improvement plan as well as our 4 priorities Data, Differentiation, Upper 2 Bands and Consistency of Practice. We are looking to growing our alumni and community partnerships.

David Munn


Last reviewed 31 May 2022
Last updated 31 May 2022