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School council


As an Independent Public School, Holland Park State High School is guided by a school council. This body operates under relevant legislation to work together with the school as well as the Parent and Citizens Association. It plays strategic roles, including: approval of plans and policies, monitoring performance and budgets; and providing long-term advice to the school administration. Through these roles, the council is primarily interested in promoting strong learning outcomes for the school’s students.



Members of council are both appointed and elected. The Principal and the Parent and Citizens Association President are appointed. Elected representatives are drawn from students, staff, parents and the local community. The current make-up of the board is:




Council Role

Michael Ryan



Jocelyn Roberts

School Leadership

School Principal

Katrina Marschke

Parent and Citizens Association

P&C President

Heli Schoneveld



Elaine Young



Jo Matheson



Anatoly Shmaryan

Parent and Citizens Association


Emily Messori



Lian Advincula






Council meetings occur approximately every 2 months, usually on the second Monday with additional meetings at the start and end of year. In 2018 the schedule is:

            12th February 
            12th March
            14th  May
            11th June
6th   August
            10th September
            12th November 
            10th December


The council can be contacted via email using the address:




Strategic Planning

In early 2018, the council adopted a planning model to assist its strategic direction. The following diagram summarises the approach with the central targets of student achievement, engagement and wellbeing addressed through four areas of activity: leadership, teaching, learning climate and community.