Aranda Primary School Board

Student Self Portrait. Cubist style, oil pastel. In art lessons students learn about and experiment with different styles of art.Self Portrait. Oil pastels on water wash. Students are encouraged to explore their identity with the visual arts.

2017 Parents and Citizens Position Election


The following information has been provided by the nominees for the position of Parents and Citizens Member on the Aranda Primary School Board for the period of 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2019.

Dale AndersonTroy Heland
Dear the Aranda Primary School Community,
This year I am applying for a position on the school board as I believe I can justly represent the parent community at the school.
I am a father of three Aranda students (Preschool, Year 1 and Year 4).
I have one child with a disability and, as this represents only a somewhat small percentage of the Aranda student body, it is very important to bring this perspective to the school administration via my position on the board.
I am a Healthcare Professional at a locally owned (Canberra) and operated business that provides a high quality professional service to the Canberra community. In my position I communicate with many external stakeholders in the region and lobby them to engage in quality health care services.
I have been in management positions for nearly ten years and hope my experience will assist in guiding the board to continuing the success of the Aranda Primary School.
I look forward to working hard with a ‘Get it Done’ attitude and I thank you for voting to give me the opportunity to represent you and your families.
My name is Troy Heland. My wife Shannon and I have lived in Aranda for the last 7 years and have 3 children one in year 5, one in year 2 and our youngest in kindergarten who have all attended Aranda Primary since pre-school. I am an I.T. professional working as the regional representative for a massive global corporation and consider myself highly approachable and easy to talk to. I enjoy supporting local businesses in our area and am involved in numerous sporting clubs.  I look forward to contributing back to the school community that has given us so much over the years.

2016 Board Members

Title Name
Executive Officer Phil Gray
Parent Reps

Richard Saberton, Rebecca Drew and Donald Lowe

Staff Reps Fiona Agostino and Janine Collins
Community Rep Ian Harding

Members of the Board can be contacted through the Front Office on 6142 3030.

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