Our board

The NSW Community Languages Schools Board supports community languages schools.

The board advises the NSW Minister for Education to ensure that our community languages schools provide a high quality education. This includes providing quality teaching, curricula, programs as well as assessment and reporting of our students' achievements.

Board membership

Chair: Ms Jozefa Sobski

Representatives of community organisations and agencies


NSW Federation of Community Language Schools

Ms Basia Pinkowski

Hunter Parents' and Teachers' Association of Community Languages Schools

Prof Sandra Hale

Multicultural NSW

Professor Ken Cruickshank

University of Sydney


Catholic Education Commission

Ms Mary Karras

Ethnic Communities Council of NSW

Ms Yve Weinmann

Federation of P&C Associations of NSW

Mr Albert Vella OAM

Australian Federation of Ethnic Schools Associations

Ms Su-Lien Chen

Association of Illawarra Community Language Schools

Ms Christine Del Gallo

Secondary Principals' Council


Primary Principals' Association

Representatives of government agencies

Mr Rod Megahey

Learning and Teaching Directorate, NSW Department of Education

Ms Cate ChappleSaturday School of Community Languages, NSW Department of Education
Ms Hilary HughesNSW School of Languages
Ms Lyn SullyNSW Education Standards Authority
Ms Hanya Stefaniuk OAM


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