Why Ravenswood


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Ravenswood is a Uniting Church School. The School Council provides governance and guardianship for the effective management of the school and its future. It is appointed by, and ultimately responsible to, the Uniting Church in Australia (NSW Synod).

Council members bring expertise from teaching, business, law, technology, architecture, human resources, finance, the Church, and also their roles as parents and past students. They give generously of their time, knowledge and wisdom in support of the school and the Principal.

In consultation with the Principal, the School Council’s role is to:

  • establish, evaluate and uphold the mission, vision and philosophy of the school
  • develop policies and strategies consistent with these
  • protect and enhance the school’s financial viability, making provision for the resources necessary to implement the policies and strategies of the school



Mrs Jo Karaolis AM, BA (Hons), MEd (Hons), BPsych (Hons), FACE

Deputy Chair 
Mr Guy Fowler, BEcon, CA

Ms Suzanne Stanton, BA LLB (Hons) USyd

Treasurer and Chair Finance Committee
Professor Elizabeth Carson, BCom (Hons), MCom (Hons), PhD, FCA, GAICD

Chair Governance and Nominations Committee
Mr Ian Leijer, BEc, CA

Chair Foundation
Mr Mark Steinert, BAppSc, GDipApp Fin&Inv (Sec Inst), FFin, AAP, MAICD

Uniting Church Representative 
Ms Anne Empson, BCom (UNSW), GDipTh (CSU), ATCL, CPA, GAICD

Ms G Blix, Registered Architect, Master of Architecture
Mrs V Brady, BCom
Mr Peter Roach, BComm, MBA, MLitt, CA, FAICD
Mr George Wahby, BBus, CPA, ACIS, GAICD, TGMP Harvard

Annual Report 2017 Annual Report 2017

2017-20 Strategic Plan 2017-20 Strategic Plan