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ASA Management Committee

 

ASA is led by a national Management Committee comprising school principals, educational administators and school chaplains. Representatives cover each state and the ACT. A president, president-elect and chief executive officer ensure continuity of leadership on the committee. The term of office for a president is two years. The president-elect is nominated from within the Management Committee. The term of office for members of the Management Committee is two years with one extension of two years.

 

The Management Committee meets four times per year: traditionally in February (Sydney), May (Melbourne), August (during the annual Conference), and November (Melbourne). In 2017 the Management Committee will meet in March, June, August and October.

 

 

 

 

From left: Chief Executive Officer The Reverend Peter Laurence OAM, Immediate Past

President Mr Jim Laussen, President Dr Mark Sly and President Elect Mrs Judith Tudball

 

Management Committee, 2017

 

State/Position

Representative

School/Institution

Phone Number

Bio

President

Dr Mark Sly

Coomera Anglican College, QLD

(07) 5585 9900

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Immediate Past President

Mr Jim Laussen

Overnewton Anglican Community College, VIC

(03) 9334 0149

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President Elect

 

Mrs Judith Tudball

St Michael's Collegiate School, TAS(03) 6211 4290Read More

Chief Executive Officer

The Reverend Peter Laurence OAM

Anglican Schools Commission, WA

(08) 9286 0290

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Canberra & Goulburn

Ms Heather Walsh

Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn

(02) 6245 7102

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New South Wales

Mr Ross Smith

Anglican Schools Corporation, NSW

(02) 8567 4000

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Queensland

Mrs Sherril Molloy

Anglican Schools Commission, QLD

(07) 3835 2280

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South Australia

Ms Rebecca Clarke

Walford Anglican School for Girls

(08) 8291 3141 

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Victoria

 Mrs Debbie Dunwoody

Camberwell Girls Grammar School

(03) 9811 8529

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Western Australia

Mrs Lynne Thomson

St Mary's Anglican Schools for Girls, WA

(08) 9341 9111

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Chaplain

The Reverend Matthew Shorten

Lakes Grammar - An Anglican School, NSW

(02) 4393 4111

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 Chaplain

The Reverend Sarah Hobba

Beaconhills College, VIC

1300 002 225

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President

  

Dr Mark Sly

BSc DipEd GradDipEd Admin MEd Admin EdD MACE MACEL

 

Dr Mark Sly is the foundation principal of Coomera Anglican College, Queensland, and he has been in this role since mid-1996. He is the Chair of the Queensland Anglican Heads Advisory Committee and a member of the Anglican Schools Commission.

 

Mark says he went into teaching 'to make a difference in the lives of young people', and feels blessed that he has been given a number of opportunities to do so in a career spanning more than 30 years. He is a 'great believer in the power of positive relationships in education'. Indeed he contends, 'If we get that part right the rest is easy. All children are eager, capable learners when we find the right key to unlock their potential. Technology has played a big part in making that easier, but cannot replace the value of a good teacher.'

 

 

Immediate Past President

  

Mr Jim Laussen

BEd(Env Sc) MEd(Admin) MACE MACEL

 

Mr Jim Laussen is Principal of Overnewton Anglican Community College, a coeducational P-Y12 college with campuses in Keilor and Taylors Lakes in Melbourne?s north-west. He has led the college since 2001.

 

Having been involved in the teaching profession for the last 34 years Jim believes that now more than ever is 'a very exciting time to be working in education - when teachers are no longer the founts of all knowledge, as knowledge is so quickly accessible online, but where the relationships we have with students are more important than ever before'.

 

Jim is committed to the importance of the role of the family in education and the essential nature of the partnership that must exist between teachers and parents to enable a child to achieve and develop to their best.

 

Of Overnewton's students he says: 'You provide us with the joys, challenges, surprises, interactions, and personal achievements that make working in schools truly the best profession we can have.'

 

Jim has served on the State Executive of AHISA and recently retired after serving for six years on the Board of the Anglican Diocesan Schools Commission in Melbourne.

 

A member of the Anglican Church, Jim is passionate about the importance of an Anglican school education where Christian values are promoted, an active faith encouraged and children of all faiths and none can worship, learn and grow together.

 

Jim is married to Bev and they have two adult children, Sarah and Lucy.




 

President Elect

 

Mrs Judith Tudball

BCA GradDipEd MLMEd AMusA LTCL MAICD

 

Mrs Judith Tudball is Principal of St Michael's Collegiate School, Hobart - Tasmania's only Anglican day and boarding school for girls. She has a proud commitment to the education of girls and a strong background in independent single sex girls' schools in New South Wales and Queensland. Judith's career has evolved through numerous leadership roles including Director of Music, Head of Creative Arts, Head of High School, Dean of Co-Curriculum and most recently as Deputy Principal (Operations) at Brisbane Girls Grammar School.

 

Judith believes creativity in education can enhance self-esteem and motivation, develop independence, and inspire curiosity in students. She is committed to assisting young women to contribute as confident, courageous and emphathetic citizens in a global community. Judith is the Tasmanian representative on the National Executive for the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia. She and her husband Rod, along with their two children James and Emma, worship at St David's Cathedral in the heart of Hobart.

 

 


 

Chief Executive Officer

 

The Reverend Peter Laurence OAM

BA(Theology) BEcon DipEd MEdLeadership FACE FAIM AMACEA GAICD

 

The Reverend Peter Laurence OAM is the Chief Executive Officer of the Anglican Schools Commission in Western Australia, an appointment he has held since 2003. He is also Chief Executive Officer of Anglican Schools Australia. Prior to this time, Peter served as principal of two Anglican K-12 schools, All Saints? College in Perth and Trinity Anglican School in Cairns, Far North Queensland.

 

Peter trained as a secondary school teacher of geography, economics and religious education, subjects he taught for many years. He also holds Bachelors degrees in Economics and Theology, a Graduate Diploma in Education and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. He is an ordained priest in the Anglican Church (currently licensed in the Diocese of Perth) and has served as a School Chaplain, Head of House, Head of Department and Deputy Principal.

 

Today as CEO of the Anglican Schools Commission, Peter's role is to support Anglican schools throughout Western Australia and beyond, and to develop new schools in growth areas.

 

He held the position of President of Anglican Schools Australia from 2008-2011.

 

Peter is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and Fellow of the Australian College of Educators.

 

Peter has held the position of Chair and Member of the Education Committee of Associations of Independent Schools in both Queensland and WA, served on a regional Ethics Committee and was Vice President of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia for five years. Today he sits on a number of school boards and councils. 

 

Peter is a passionate aviator (holding a Private Pilot's License) and also a devoted (if sometimes frustrated) member of the West Coast Eagles Football Club. 

 


Canberra and Goulburn Diocese

 

Ms Heather Walsh

BBus(Acc) CA MAICD

 

Ms Heather Walsh works for the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn as the Director of Schools and Business Development within Anglican Diocesan Services (ADS).

 

Prior to commencing this role in June 2015, she was the Chief Operating Officer of Canberra Girls Grammar School, a position she held for 13 years.

 

Heather has previously held senior financial roles in other not for profit organisations within the education sector. She is also a member of the AIS (ACT) Executive Committee and currently holds the position of Treasurer.

 

 

 

 

 


New South Wales' State Representative

 

Mr Ross Smith

MAppFin, BEc, GAICD, Chartered Accountant 

 

 

 

Queensland's State Representative

 

Mrs Sherril Molloy

BA LLB(Hons) GAJCD

 

Mrs Sherril Molloy was appointed Executive Director of the Anglican Schools Commission (ASC), Queensland in July 2014. Up until then she was a practising lawyer who had recently completed her term on Diocesan Council and the Legal Committee. Sherril was a Diocesan Representative to General Synod and a member of the Diocesan Audit and Risk Committee.

 

Sherril is a parishioner at Surfers Paradise and became Chair of Council of St Hilda's School, Southport, in 2010. She relinguished this role to take up her position at the ASC.

 

Sherril hopes to strengthen goverance structures and supportive relationships with the schools. She is also aiming to raise the presence of the Anglican Ethos and make a positive contribution to the Diocesan goal of One Church One Mission.

 

 

 

 

 

 


South Australia's State Representative

  

 Ms Rebecca Clarke

 ME DMgt BEd GradCertBusAdmin MACEL

 

Rebecca Clarke commenced the role of Principal at Walford Anglican School for Girls in October 2012 - the eighth woman to do so in the School's 120-year history. 

 

Prior to joining Walford, Rebecca served as the Deputy Principal of Woodcroft College, an Anglican co-educational school of 1500 in Adelaide's southern suburbs.

 

Whilst Rebecca continues to enjoy opportunities to teach, she values the privilege of working collaboratively with her colleagues, to help grow their capacity to support young learners thrive.

 

Beyond the school gates Rebecca loves being a mother and step-mother to four children. She enjoys reading and is a passionate Adelaide Crows supporter.

 

 

 

                             



Victoria's State Representative

 

Mrs Debbie Dunwoody

BSc DipEdGrad DipCurr Admin MACE MACEL MAICD 

 

With a 31-year career in education, Debbie Dunwoody has held diverse leadership positions at a number of Christian schools. Debbie is currently the Principal of Camberwell Girls Grammar School in Melbourne and she is passionate about ensuring excellence in a holistic education.

 

Debbie's vision is to ensure that Camberwell girls develop an entrepreneurial mindset and feel confident in themselves as learners and as creative problem solvers. She is focussed on developing compassionate leaders who are prepared to be catalysts for change in the world.

 


 

Western Australia's State Representative

 

Mrs Lynne Thomson

BA(Hons), DipEd(UWA), EdM(Harvard)

 

Mrs Lynne Thomson has been Principal at St Mary's Anglican Girls' School in Karrinyup, Western Australia, since 1997. She says it is a position 'that has filled my heart, soul and life'.

 

Prior to St Mary's, her educational life was in Western Australian Catholic schools; first at Sacred Heart College, Sorrento, and then at Newman College, Churchlands and Doubleview. Initially a history, English and French teacher she went on to become Head of Social Studies and Senior Mistress at Sacred Heart and Deputy Principal Curriculum at Newman College.

 

Lynne writes that at St Mary's 'I have the great pleasure of working with an enthusiastic, dedicated and professional staff. We share a love of seeing the girls doing the best they can do, being enriched by the numerous extra-curricular activities on offer to them, and growing into good citizens who will make their mark in the world. Our girls receive a world-class education and with that comes responsibilities - to be a good, decent human being; to develop a life that will stretch and excite them; and to make a commitment to improving society.'

 

Beyond education, what brings her the most joy are her family, friends, travel to the United States and the Hawthorn Football Club.

 

Professionally Lynne has enjoyed her time on various AISWA committees, including being President for a two-year period, as well as being the Western Australian representative on the Alliance of Girls' Schools' Australasia. She is looking forward to once again representing Western Australian Anglican schools on ASA?s national committee. Lynne says it was 'a privilege being president of the association in the past' and she 'is proud of the excellent work being done by the committee to represent Anglican schools nation-wide'. She is particularly proud of the assistance the ASA gives to Anglican schools to connect and benefit from each other and to the meaningful opportunities it provides for chaplains to meet and support one another, especially at the annual conference.

 

Chaplain

 

The Reverend Matthew Shorten

BAppSci(SCU) BTh(CSU)

 

The Reverend Matt Shorten has been Chaplain at Lakes Grammar - An Anglican School on New South Wales' Central Coast for more than ten years. He says it is an absolute privilege serving the Lakes Grammar community and he particularly loves seeing 'our young people grow, learn and discover who they are in this world. To share the love of God with them and hear their faith stories is such a blessing. The older I get the more I am appreciating the significance of Jesus' action in our world and in our lives'.  

 

Matt and his wife, Annette, have three daughters - Edan, Brooke and Tahlia. The family loves spending time with friends at their farm. It's here that they feel they can relax and unwind. Closer to home they enjoy visiting the beach and swimming in the lake at the bottom of their street. In addition, Matt loves the round ball game and has followed Liverpool which he terms 'the greatest team' since he was eight. He still plays in an over 35s' competition but says though the 'mind is willing, the body is not so much!' 

 

 

 

Chaplain

The Reverend Sarah Hobba

B.Sc M. Teach (USyd), M.Div (ACT; Ridley)

 

With more than 15 years in education, the Reverend Sarah Hobba has worked mainly in the Anglican schools system in Melbourne at both co-educational and girls schools. She is currently a Senior Chaplain at Beaconhills College – An Anglican and Uniting School in the South-Eastern growth corridor of Melbourne.

 

Ministering to staff, students and families within her community, Sarah has a passion for pastoral wellbeing and engaging how faith interacts with today’s culture. Throughout her career, Sarah has had experience in curriculum development, aiming to be innovative and ensuring best quality teaching and learning practices in the area of Religious and Values Education. A main emphasis of Sarah’s has been encouraging student engagement in the area of understanding different worldviews (including the Christian worldview) and how these elements contribute to empathy, service and wellbeing within a holistic education.