School Council

Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School is Diocesan owned and the School Council is appointed by the Archbishop-in-Council.

The major function of the School Council is to work upon the development, implementation and continuing review of the School’s strategic plan and major policies, which encompasses all aspects of the School’s activities and facilities.

Mr Hugh Rose, BA, DipEd, M.A.C.E, M.A.C.E.L

Mr Rose is Chairman of the Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School Council. Awarded the Centenary Medal for services to education (2001), he is also currently Chairman of a statutory body, Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) reporting to the Minister for Rural Training in Queensland. He is a former Headmaster of Toowoomba Grammar School and Deputy Headmaster of The King's School Parramatta and has served as an ex-officio member on the Council of The King's School, Toowoomba Grammar School and Blackheath & Thornburgh College, nine years as a Council Member of The SCOTS College PGC and six years on the Council of the University of Southern Queensland. Prior to teaching, Mr Rose worked in the commercial world in the Sydney Stock Exchange and the Shell Oil Company. He is a former Rugby international (Wallaby1967-70) and is married to Helen with three adult children.

Deputy Chairman,
Chair of Finance, Audit & Compliance Sub-Committee and Member of ICT Sub-Committee
Mr Bill te Kloot, MA, BCom, FGIA, FCIS, FAICD, CDec

Bill was a member of the Churchie School Council for 12 years up to 2011, and was National President of Governance Institute of Australia in 2012. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently a Director of CRC ORE Ltd, a company involved in the development and commercialisation of technology in the mining industry. Bill has worked in a number of industries as both CFO and Company Secretary, and more recently has concentrated on Director roles and consulting as a Governance professional. Bill boarded at TACAPS for three years from 1960 to 1962, and his father, brother, nephews, and a niece all attended Prep. He is married to Anthea and has three adult sons.

Council Member,
Chair of ICT Sub-Committee and Member of Education & Welfare Sub-Committee
Mrs Kiron Barui, DipT(BCAE), BTeach(UQ), MEd(UQ)

Mrs Barui began her education passion with a diploma of education specialising in early childhood. She then went on to work for Education Queensland for many years in the classroom and as a music specialist. During this time she completed her Bachelor of Education. With a young family Kiron undertook a Masters of Education specialising in Special Education. In the last few years she has been at home with her two children, who attend TACAPS, and has been involved in owning and running different businesses. Her true passion being the education of young minds, has led to her active involvement in The Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School.

Council Member,
Member of ICT Sub-Committee and Member of Finance, Audit & Compliance Sub-Committee
Member of Building Grounds and Marketing Sub-Committee

Rev. Adam Lowe, Masters of Theology & Religion, Bachelor of Theology, Masters of Organisational Psychology, Bachelor of Psychology, Bachelor of Behaviour Science

Before coming to Toowoomba Reverend Lowe was Assistant Minister at the Anglican Church of Noosa, having just returned from the UK to complete an MA Theology and Religion at Durham University. Prior to studying in the UK, he consulted as an Organisational Psychologist with clients mainly in the UK, Europe, Singapore, and Australia. He currently sits on the Diocesan Council (The Corporation of the Synod of the Dioceses of Brisbane) and is Director of Arrow Leadership Australia Ltd, Beanhunter Pty Ltd. and Managing Director of ePsych Solutions Pty Ltd.

Council Member,
Chair of Building, Grounds & Marketing Sub-Committee and Member of Finance, Audit & Compliance Sub-Committee

Mr Rueben Lawrence, BEc (Hons), University of Queensland

Reuben Lawrence is the founder and principal of Lawrence Consulting - an economic consulting, research and analysis firm established in 2004 - having completed a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree from the University of Queensland, Brisbane. Reuben has seventeen years experience in consulting to and advising government and corporate clients across a wide scope of projects and industries, including mining and resources, agriculture, tourism, construction and aviation, particularly in the areas of economic impact analysis; modelling and forecasting; strategy development; economic and corporate publications; and business planning. Reuben is married to Amelia and has four children, all of whom currently attend TACAPS. Reuben has been involved in coaching various sporting teams at TACAPS, including rugby, soccer and basketball.

Council Member,
Chair of Education & Welfare Sub-Committee and Member of Building, Grounds & Marketing Sub-Committee
Mrs Amanda Boyce, (LL.B, B.A.)

Mrs Boyce is a principal with Groom & Lavers Solicitors having joined the firm in 2007. Admitted as a Solicitor in 1994, Mandy’s broad legal experience will equip her to contribute to the governance of the Council and the school operations generally.

Mandy’s brother attended Toowoomba Preparatory School (as it then was) whilst Mandy boarded at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School for her secondary education. Mandy has 3 children, all of whom have attended TACAPS and one who remains in the Preparatory section of the school.

Mandy is committed to ensuring that her own children have every opportunity which is reasonably available to them and is a firm believer that TACAPS, now and in the future, is the best possible means of achieving this for her children, both academically and otherwise, and wants to do all that she can to ensure TACAPS unique qualities are available for, and sought after by, future generations