2018/2019 ASR Committee Member

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President Sandy Hollis

A very experienced Jewish educator, former Board of Studies examiner, HSC Senior Marker and Studies of Religion Curriculum Consultative Committee member. Sandy is currently working at the Sydney Jewish Museum

Vice President Petah Foran

A very experienced Studies of Religion teacher, having specialised in this area for over 20 years. She is a also an experienced HSC Senior Marker, exam writer and Religious Education Coordinator. Petah is currently employed at St Patrick’s College, Campbelltown.

Secretary Michael Reid

An experienced Studies of Religion teacher, exam writer, Religious Education Coordinator and HSC marker. Michael has been the Secondary Religious Education Leader of Learning at Sydney Catholic Schools and is currently the Assistant Principal at Holy Cross College, Ryde.

Treasurer Cathy Roebuck

An experienced Studies of Religion teacher, HSC Marker and school leader. Cathy is currently the Religious Education Coordinator at Marist Catholic College, Kogarah.

Heather Fagan

Heather is the Studies of Religion Coordinator at ISRA (Islamic Sciences and Research Academy). ISRA has been providing SoR resources, guest speakers, in-services and conferences for over 15 years to hundreds of schools across the state on the Islamic depth study.

Gina Governatori

An experienced, innovative SOR teacher who is also passionate and a experienced teacher of all stages of the current Junior Religious Education curriculum. Gina has completed her Masters of Theology specialising in(Religious Education) in 2015 at Newcastle University and is currently a Coordinator of a Wellbeing program at Mount Carmel Catholic College, Varroville.

Igor Pletikosa

An innovative educator and teacher of Studies of Religion. Igor is currently employed as the Assistant Religious Education Coordinator at Mount Carmel Catholic College, Varroville.

Christina Ryan

An experienced and innovative educator, teacher of Studies of Religion and HSC Marker. Christina is currently employed as the REC at Loreto College, Kirribilli.

Helen Smith

Member of the writing team responsible for developing the Studies of Religion syllabus and provider of PD in many forums for its implementation and ongoing development. Dedicated to seeing the original intentions of the syllabus continue to grow and respond to changing cultural contexts. HSC senior marker for many years. In 2018 established the consultancy, The FaithEd Project.

Rebecca Toogood

An experienced educator and teacher of Studies of Religion. Rebecca is currently working at Mount Carmel High School, Varroville.

Dan Valencic

An experienced and innovative educator and teacher of Studies of Religion and HSC Marker. Dan is currently employed as the Religious Education Coordinator at Christian Brothers High School, Lewisham.

Louise Zavone

An experienced Studies of Religion teacher, HSC Senior Marker and school leader. Louise was employed as Education Officer for Secondary Religious Education at Sydney Catholic Schools. She is now working as an Executive Secretary for the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in Canberra.