School Council Update
With 4 parent member vacancies for school council and 4 nominations, there will not need to be an election. Congratulations to the following parents will join the ASPS School Council from April this year:
- Jun Yang
- Mark O'Brien
- Shaun Cooley
- Jemima Collins
Having recently approved a new Strategic plan and with the schools IB PYP Evaluation coming up in 2019, it is certainly a busy and exciting time to be joining school council. It is my pleasure to introduce our newest parent members below.
My name is Jun and I am the proud mum of three boys at ASPS: Ethan Mar in Grade 5, Lachlan in Grade 2 and Rohan in Prep. Although being a mum keeps me busy, I also work as an Endocrinologist at Monash Health treating patients with hormone disorders, and conduct medical research on the hormonal causes of high blood pressure (as a Scientist at Hudson Institute of Medical Research). My other commitments include being a Joey Scout leader with 1st Glen Iris, where I enjoy helping young children develop a range of personal and social skills. I will now relish the opportunity to contribute to the life of ASPS by joining the School Council. I care a great deal about the quality of children’s education, especially in mathematics and science, health and development. As a fluent Mandarin speaker I am also interested to see the school's Chinese program succeed. I am sure that my vision is the same vision shared by all parents - to help bring out the very best in our children through effective learning.
Hello, I am Jemima and our family joined ASPS in Term 2 last year. I have enjoyed helping in the classroom, canteen and assisting in organizing the 2017 Winter Ball, which prompted me to join the Parents’ Association. My goal is to be a bridge to help PA and School Council work together to ensure overall collaboration and engagement to create a wonderful school community. You will see me around the school yard with my 6yr son - John, 2yr daughter - Elizabeth and a giant ‘puppy’ dog Murphy.
Shaun has over 25 years of experience working for international financial institutions across private wealth management, global equities, foreign exchange, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets.
Shaun is currently the Head of Product at JBWere (a private wealth management company) and held senior management roles at global investment banks in Europe and Asia before moving to Australia with his family. Shaun has two kids at Auburn South Primary (Stella, year 4, and Saxon, year 1) and is dedicated to ensuring that all kids have an educational facility that promotes inclusion & well being.
I am the dad of Thomas (2B) and Samuel who will be in Prep in 2019. I am delighted to join the Auburn South Primary School Council where I am looking forward to being able to leverage my skills and contribute to our school community.
I have a background in healthcare and am currently General Manager at Junior Adventures Group a large provider of before and after school care that partners with over 400 private, public and catholic primary schools across Australia and the experience and skills I bring to the council includes operational, financial and governance skills. I have an intimate knowledge of the pressures that schools and school communities face so therefore am well placed to support current council members and the wider school community base to drive innovation and continuous improvement.
I am a passionate and hands on dad, and am a firm believer that we have a unique opportunity to build brighter futures through our school curriculum and school community involvement.
I look forward and feel privileged to be part of an already progressive and highly regarded school council.