Parent Nominations for School Council 2023

Parent nominations for school council representitives is now open. Students will be bringing the nomination form home today. Read more for the Canidates Profiles.

Dr Zahra Aziz

Dr Zahra Aziz is a mother of two beautiful sports-loving boys. She is passionate about education and supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing through facilitating collaboration between parents and schools.

Zahra is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine at Monash University and has previously served as a School Council Member at the Livingstone Primary School, serving the Education subcommittee.

Dr Aziz has served on various educational committees through her work at Monash University over the last many years. Her research interests include teaching and learning pedagogies that help students achieve their full potential in life through support, engagement, and collaborative learning. As the potential School Council Member at Glen Waverly Secondary College, she is committed to being the voice of the parental community while supporting the School Council in achieving its mission and objectives.

Peter Corr

I’m Pete Corr: a father to five kids, two of whom (boys) currently attend GWSC and the remaining three of whom (girls) will attend over the next 10 years.

When I’m not being a dad, I’m General Manager NSW&VIC for a geotechnical consultancy, with ~60 engineers reporting to me across three offices (Melb., Sydney, Bendigo). With 20 years’ experience in geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, mineral exploration and project management, ground investigation, ground model development, analysis and design in Australia and the UK.

I’ve established, developed and managed successful engineering Teams from a local to an international level, defining and achieving objectives in a safe, respectful, technically adept and commercially successful and sustainable way.

As a father, I’ve learned to maintain a sense of humour and recognize that management skills can only get you so far.

I’d be extremely proud to have the chance contribute to the ongoing success of GWSC.

Joanna WU

My name is Ying Wu. I am married with two boys. I have been working at a local secondary school for a while. My role started with a multicultural education aide, supporting international students. I currently challenge myself into being integration aide and being an international student coordinator, supporting local students, neurodiversity students and international students. My skills involved planning, organizing and communicating. The reason why I actively wanted to join the school council is because I can make a positive difference to support the school, students/families and community. I love humanity. I embrace multiculturalism. I love to see young people build up their authentic relationships locally and internationally. Gardening and reading are the things I enjoy so much. Lastly, I am an animist. Please vote for me! Let's get started on the new life journey! Sincerely thank you all! 

Kind Regards, 

Joanna WU

Shobana Krishnan

A Mother, Leader, People Solutions Partner

As a candidate for the GWSC school council role, I bring a people-focused approach to leadership and a commitment to education and the development of young people. With experience in leadership roles, I am an effective communicator and collaborator who values feedback and is able to work with senior leaders, parents, and other stakeholders to achieve results.

In addition, I have the ability to manage budgets, develop policies, and oversee projects. I am able to navigate complex situations while keeping the best interests of the students and the school community in mind.

As a problem solver, I enjoy finding solutions to challenges, applying a strategic lens to process mapping, and managing tasks effectively. Overall, I believe that my skills, experience, and values make me well-suited for the GWSC school council role. I am committed to the development and success of the school community and am excited about the opportunity to contribute my skills and experience to the council.


I believe I would bring sound financial experience to the GWSC school council. The vacancy presents a great opportunity to serve a role in the direction of my son’s education & to his peers.

My tertiary qualifications include:

Honors Psychology – Deakin University 2005
Masters Banking & Finance – Monash University 2016

My work experiences include:

Westpac Commercial 2009-2015

Senior account manager for a number of Private Schools & one prominent public school. Schools in my portfolio included but not limited to Melbourne High School, Melbourne Grammar School, Caulfield Grammar School, Mentone Grammar School, Adass Israel School.

Responsibilities included

  • arranging finance needs
  • everyday banking needs
  • Review of cashflow & school strategy involved with building projects.

Westpac Private 2015-2020

Responsibilities included finance, investments, banking to High Net Worth.

2020- current

Self employed finance broker that specializes in both residential & commercial lending.


Basketball, gym, trading card games, spending time with my son.

Raja Ravi

Raja Ravi is a parent to two children studying at GWSC. He is passionate about sustainability and security for the future generations. He is a seasonal community volunteer, foresight practitioner, entrepreneur, teacher@BoxHill Institute and Victorian School of Languages.  

He has volunteered at Syndal South Primary school as a school council member for last 5 years, School council President (March-22-Feb 23) and fundraising committee lead.   

He has been in the ICT industry working in the telecommunications companies across the world from 1998. Of late he is widening his portfolio to teaching, foresight and entrepreneurship. His professional memberships include-IEEE Senior Member, Association of Professional Futurists and Member-Project Management Institute.  

Raja Ravi holds two post graduate degrees in Strategic Foresight and Mechanical Engineering.  

Raja Ravi would like to bring his variety of experience and open-minded approach to the school council team-contributing to fundraising activities, finance committee, collaborating with community leaders & members.  


Raja Ravi


"Sameer is a seasoned IT professional who works for a multi-national software firm helping customers derive great insights and value from the data they have access to in an organisation. He holds a Masters degree from Swinburne university. He is a keen sports lover as most Australians, and likes to spend time with family travelling across the country.

Sameer has worked in community projects from his university years through sport, in initiatives like "DataForGood" through work, as well as in school councils and subcommittees as a parent. He is great at problem solving, contract negotiations, organising events, communicating with empathy and clarity across different cultural communities.

Sameer lives right next door to GWSC and wants to work the GWSC School Council to focus on high impact initiatives that help the broader school community collaborate better, and drive outcomes that help teachers, students feel well supported to become the best version of themselves." 




I am Revathi Pingali, working as Testmanager in one of the MNCs.I am a Bachelor of Technology graduate, and have been working in IT sector for past 15 years. I like to spend my time with my family and friends and art work.I am friendly and easy going person.

I look forward to be a GWSC parent council member and do the best of my abilities.