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: Dr Stepan Kerkyasharian AO

Representatives of community organisations and agencies

Representative Organisation
Dr Michael Christodoulou AM

NSW Federation of Community Language Schools

Ms Basia Pinkowski

Hunter Parents' and Teachers' Association of Community Languages Schools

Prof Sandra Hale

Multicultural NSW

Prof Ken Cruickshank

University of Sydney

Ms Gillian Cordy

Catholic Education Commission

Ms Mary Karras

Ethnic Communities Council of NSW

Dr Saba Nabi

Federation of P&C Associations of NSW

Ms Lúcia Johns

Australian Federation of Ethnic Schools Associations

Ms Thidarat Thondang

Association of Illawarra Community Language Schools

Ms Christine Del Gallo

Secondary Principals' Council

Mr Greg Grinham

Primary Principals' Association

Representatives of government agencies

TBA School Operations and Performance

Learning and Teaching Directorate, NSW Department of Education

Ms Sana Zreika Saturday School of Community Languages, NSW Department of Education
Ms Hilary Hughes NSW School of Languages
Ms Melissa Gould-Drakeley NSW Education Standards Authority
Ms Hanya Stefaniuk OAM


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