The NPS Principal manages the day to day operations of the school. The Principal leads the development of teaching and learning programs, appoints permanent teachers and determines class sizes and structure. The Principal manages all matters of student wellbeing and academic progress.
The School Council is the governing body with responsibility for establishing the broad direction and vision for the school using Departmental Guidelines.
The School Captain and Junior School Council initiatives, along with the roles that students play in the school houses, provide opportunities for students to develop their leadership ideas and contribute ideas for the development of the school.
The School Council is a legally elected body of people that has a role setting the long term future of the School and maintaining oversight (but not management) of the School's operation. The Newstead School Council comprises of teachers (Education Department representatives), the Principal, a community member and elected parents. They meet once a month and report back to the general school community via the school newsletter and Annual Report.