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Board of Trustees
Each of the eight Grammar Schools in Queensland is constituted under the Grammar Schools Act 2016 (Qld) and is a Statutory Body, governed by a Board of Trustees.
Members of the Board of Trustees of Townsville Grammar School:
- Chairman of the Board of Trustees - Stuart Durward AM QC
- Deputy Chairman - Mr John Johnson
- Mr Grant Bell
- Professor Chris Cocklin
- Ms Alison Johnson
- Dr Ian Reddie
- Ms Jayne Arlett
Queensland Grammar Schools - 1863-1892
The eight Queensland Grammar Schools were established between 1863 and 1892.
Historically, the establishment of a Grammar School was a form of community-government partnership that provided a cost-effective way for the State Government to support secondary school education, before the newly independent State was in a position to establish state secondary schools. The contemporary approach is for the State to provide secondary education through the establishment of a state school under the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006.
The State Government also supports the provision of education through the regulation and funding of non-government schools.
The Grammar Schools Act
The Grammar School Act 2016 (GSA) and the Grammar Schools Regulation 2016 provide a framework for the establishment and regulation of eight Queensland Grammar Schools. Each school is governed by a Board of Trustees, appointed by the Governor in Council. The GSA provides that the Board of Trustees for each Grammar School is a statutory body. The GSA regulates the business of the Grammar School Boards, the keeping and auditing of accounts and making of budgets.