School Council Members
|Chairman||Mr Rick Stevens||JP, Dip TG, ACP,MACE, AFACEL, FCollP, FRGS|
|Deputy Chairman||Miss Jennifer Harris||BA, LLB|
|Councillor||Dr Grant Maple||BA, ThL(Hons), BD(Hons), MA(Hons), DipEd, DipAgEcon, PhD|
|Councillor||Mrs Roslyn Scouler||DipLaw, DipEd, BEd, TC, DipBiblical Studies|
|Councillor||Hon Bronwyn Bishop||MP|
|Councillor||Mr Jim Hutchings|
|Councillor||Mr Matt Elkan||BSc(Arch), BArch, Bth|
|CEO's Representative||Mr Alan Williams||BBus, Grad Dip BM, Dip SIA, Dip FP, Grad cert PM, CPA|
FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SCHOOL COUNCIL
Loquat Valley is one of several schools under the banner of the Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation through which we share expertise, are part of a strong financial foundation and receive assistance and services from the CEO and staff of the Corporation.
The Principal is responsible for all matters concerning the implementation of policies, its programs, the employment of staff and the day-to-day operations of the School,
The School is governed by a Council which meets regularly with the Principal to manage the direction of the school, any major building projects, financial matters, policy development and legislative requirements. The members of the council have extensive experience in education and other disciplines and are appointed by the Corporation Board.
COUNCIL MEMBER PROFILES
Mr Rick Stevens JP, DipTG, ACP, MACE, AFACEL, FCollP, FRGS was appointed to the Council in 1992 and has been its Chairman since 1996. He is an educator at primary, secondary and tertiary levels and involved in various professional associations. He was formally a senior staff member at a leading Sydney Independent School.
He is a member of the Newport Anglican Church.
Dr Grant Maple, BA, ThL(Hons), BD(Hons), MA(Hons), PhD, DipEd, DipAgEcon, MACE has been a member of the Council since April, 2003.
He is director of the School of Christian Studies, a theological college at Macquarie University. He edits the Journal of Christian Education and retired in 2007 as Director of Education for the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. He has led reviews of the teaching and learning in a number of the Corporation's schools, served on numerous educational committees and was formally a teacher and executive in leading NSW Independent Schools.
Grant is a member of the Newport Anglican Church.
Ms Jennifer Harris, BA, LLB was appointed to the Council in August, 2007 and was elected as its Deputy Chairman in 2009.
She is a barrister and solicitor in private practice, has held several appointments on government and private boards and audit committees and was formally Solicitor and Principal Legal Officer for the ABC.
Jennifer has a great interest in music and the arts and is currently an active member of the Sydney International Piano Competition Committee. She worships at the Pittwater Presbyterian Church at Newport.
The Hon Bronwyn Bishop, MP was appointed to the Council in May, 2009. Mrs Bishop is a very senior and long-serving member of Federal Parliament currently in the House of Representatives and formally as a NSW Senator. She has held several ministerial and shadow posts. Mrs Bishop brings experience in the fields of law, policy development, financial administration and corporate governance and has been a keen supporter of the School for manyears. She is a member of the Pittwater Presbyterian Church at Newport and the Parliamentary Christian Felowship.
Mrs Roslyn Scouller, TC, DipEd, BEd, DipBiblical Studies, Dip Law was appointed to the Council in July, 2009. She brings a wealth of experience from her teaching and as former Head of the Junior School at Meridan, Strathfield. During 2010 she completed a Diploma of Law at Sydney University and has a special interest in criminal law and helping Australian Indigenous people. She is a member at St David's Anglican Church, Forestville.
Mr Jim Hutchings joined the Council in August, 2010. Before retiring, he had extensive senior executive experience in marketing, sales and management in several companies in Australia. As a member of St Mark's Anglican Church, Avalon Beach, Jim is invoved in outreach programs to the wider community. He is also actively involved in the NSW Surf Lifesaving as a Life Member of the Long Reef Club.
Mr Matt Elkan, BSc(Arch), BArch, BTh was appointed in July, 2011. He is part time Assistant Minister at St John's Anglican Church, Mona Vale, teaches Scripture classes in government primary and secondary schools and is actively involved in the World Vison Kids Hope Program. He is also an architect in private practice having had several years experience in government and private sectors in NSW and overseas.
Mr Alan Williams, BBus, Grad Dip BM, Dip SIA, Dip FP, Grad Cert PM, CPA, is the Senior Accountant at the Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation, responsible for the treasury operations and is the accountant for a number of its schools. He is the CEO's representative at meetings of the Loquat Valley School Council. Alan has undertaken several short-term overseas missions and is a keen cyclist, participating in numerous riders for Bibles events. He is a member of the Gymea Baptist Church.