As the number of nominating parents for the ‘Parent Member Category’ on Doncaster Secondary College Council is greater then the number of vacancies it is necessary to conduct a ballot. Delivery of the ballot paper to parents is via this newsletter. Please see the ballot paper attached.
The College will supply blank envelopes as required. Envelopes are available at the General office. Please note only completed ballot papers as per instructions on the ballot paper are valid. Below are the names of the candidates who have nominated and their statements.
- Gus Cantone
- Pranil Chandra
- Christine Gouramanis
- Kristine Moruzi
- Demi Pape
Dylan Cantone – Year 9
I have had the privilege to serve the last two years on the council at Doncaster, and a further 8 years on the council at Serpell Primary, including the role of Vice President.
I am very keen to continue my association with our school council, and ensure our ongoing commitment to educational excellence, the safety and personal development of our students.
I have one child at Doncaster in year 9 and hope to bring my daughter to the school next year, confirming our commitment to the community and the school.
I bring a number of business attributes to the council with over 25 years of senior executive experience including the role of CEO. I believe these skills allow for a balanced, productive and clear focus on the best outcome for our children.
I hope I am given the opportunity to represent you, your family and our community.
Eshana and Kabir Chandra – Year 8 and 9
I currently serve on the DSC school council, having volunteered since first enrolment. I’ve since sat on the finance, chaplaincy and policy sub-committees, gaining deep insight & experience in the running of our council. I’ve also served as a councillor at East Doncaster Secondary College and Serpell Primary. Collectively, having over 10-years of continuous school council experience.
I’ve volunteered with school fund raisers, sporting activities and been invited to assist teachers on school excursions and camps. I was also assigned by the CSIRO as the Mathematician-in-School for Serpell Primary. I have coached school basketball with Leeds Street Association and am a team manager at East Doncaster Netball Club.
I work with a large Australian multi-national as a Business Development Executive for global corporations. Obtaining valuable experience in managing multi-million dollar projects, budgets, contracts and vendor relationships.
With these skills and experience, I am determined to continue to build a strong and supportive school community for our children, and would be honoured to represent you.
Anastasi Raftis – Year 8
My name is Christine Gouramanis and I have a son in Year 8 at DSC. I am a registered Architect with many years experience in all facets of architectural practice.
DSC is a wonderful school that has given my son and family a wonderful start to secondary school life. I would like to reciprocate by offering my knowledge, experience, time and commitment to the College through my participation in School Council. I have recently been involved with our Primary Schools School Council and have found the experience incredibly positive and rewarding. It has been a privilege to be part of a group of dedicated and committed people accomplishing so much for the school community. I would love to be a part of such a group at DSC.
Sarah and Kate Moruzi – Year 8 and 12
Kristine Moruzi is the Vice-President of the School Council and has been a parent member since 2014. She has two daughters, in years 8 and 12, attending Doncaster Secondary College. She is a senior lecturer in Literary Studies at Deakin University. Originally from Canada, she and her family moved to Australia in 2004 and became Australian citizens in 2010. She loves to read, travel, and walk on the beach.
Theodora Pape – Year 9
I am Demi Pape, a maths enthusiast, past lecturer and computer engineer specialising in networking and cloud computing. I have recently converted to tuition, which enables me to offer the time required for a meaningful involvement to the school's affairs. I am seeking to actively engage with the school community and contribute my ideas and skills in the areas of information technology, operation management, as well as everything food and music (I am a competent cook and can play the guitar and sing really loudly if I need to J).
Any further enquiries please contact Mandy Rohrlach on 9856 1011.