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  • Dina Matheson - President
  • Claire Hughes - Vice President
  • Peter Turnbull - Treasurer
  • Brent Banham
  • Jordan Della Pietra
  • Sarah Finney
  • Alexandra Fowler
  • Liz Gehling
  • Jarrod Johnson

 Information on how to become a board member can be found in the Members' Area. 

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Get to know our board members!

Board Treasurer - Peter Turnbull

Posted by SASTA on 17 Jun 2024

Peter Turnbull School / Organisation: None- I am well retired!  In my career I taught Science at Modbury HS, The Heights School, Valley View SS, Open Access College, and Urrbrae AHS.  I was...  more...

Board President - Dina Matheson

Posted by SASTA on 3 Jun 2024

Dina Matheson School / Organisation: Woodville High School  Current role: Science & Digital Technologies teacher, International Students Program Manager What inspired you to become a science teacher? While teaching was not my first ...  more...

Reference Groups

SASTA reference groups give direction to the SASTA Board for taking new initiatives in specific areas of SASTA operations.

You are encouraged to attend a meeting of one or more of these committees and help contribute your ideas in a friendly forum, or just come and listen. 

Member Services Reference Group

SASTA's major focus is on providing professional development opportunities for science teachers and laboratory officers. PD sessions are intended to give teachers and laboratory officers new ideas or new information, and keep them abreast of current trends and technologies, that they can take back into the classroom and laboratory. A Sub-Committee of this group organises the SASTA Annual Conference.

In addition this groups role is also to review, evolve and advocate SASTA's membership and awards programs to the benefit of all members. In an effort to increase involvement from regional members, all meetings will be held via Zoom to encourage and enable members from both regional and metro areas to participate.

Contact: Liz Gehling, Chair

Policy Development Reference Group

Tasked with creating and implementing policies and procedures for the Association.

Contact: TBC

Oliphant Science Awards

Organises the annual Oliphant Science Awards student science competition.

Contact: Peter Turnbull, Convenors

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