The Board is made up of Association Members and the members serve on a voluntary basis. Board members act on behalf of the members of the School Association in relation to their legal obligations (including financial), in much the same way that the board of a company operates, although Devonport Christian School's Board members do so in a voluntary capacity.
The most critical task for the Board is to determine the vision and mission for the School. This provides a picture of the future and guides our strategic planning, measures existing programs, determines the basis for the appointment of staff, and generally shapes all that happens at Devonport Christian School.
Board members are well-informed about all areas of Devonport Christian School's operations via information provided regularly by Executive staff. They take very seriously their responsibility to govern wisely and to make prayerful and informed decisions from a Biblical and Christian worldview perspective.
Board meetings are held monthly, with the Annual General Meeting being held in May of each year.
The Board can be contacted by writing care of the School Office.
Andrew Cowen, President
Andrew is married to Laura and they have three children, all students at Devonport Christian School. Andrew is a teacher at Leighland Christian School, attends Pathway To Life church. Andrew was elected to the Board of Devonport Christian School in 2010 and again in 2011 as Senior Vice President.
Alison Moore, Senior Vice President
Alison is married to Blake, who is the Minister of Devonport Church of Christ. Alison and Blake have four children, all of whom attend Devonport Christian School. Alison is a full-time University student at UTAS and was elected to the Board of Devonport Christian School in May 2014 for a three year term.
Tabitha Kohler, Secretary
Tabitha is married to David and they have three children all of whom are students at Devonport Christian School. Tabitha works part-time in payroll and administration for a disability service. Tabitha and David attend Devonport Church of Christ. Tabitha was elected to the Devonport Christian School Board in May 2015 to serve a three year term.
Mike Vos, Treasurer
Mike is in love with Carla and together they have four children who have attended various Christian Schools across Tasmania and interstate. Mike has taught at both Leighland campuses on the NW coast and was a Deputy Principal for NT Christian Schools in Arnhem Land. He chairs the leadership team at Pathway to Life church. Mike first came onto the board as an ex-officio member when he undertook the role of Interim Principal at DCS in 2016. He was elected to the Board at the 2017 AGM and holds the role of Treasurer. Mike currently serves as State Executive Officer for Christian Education National in Tasmania.
Philippa Martin (Pip)
Philippa is married to Paul and they have two children, both sudents at Devonport Christian School. Philippa is a Wellness Coach and Personal Trainer and attends Life Christian Church, Ulverstone, and was elected to serve a three year term on the Devonport Christian School Board, commencing in 2016.
Narelle is a mum to twin teenage boys who spent eight great years at DCS and are currently at Leighland Christian School. In the past Narelle has worked as an Interpreter for the Deaf and owned a Cafe/Restaurant for 13 years. Currently she is a full-time Mum, heavily involved in her church, Hope Christian Church at Spreyton, and Junior Tenpin bowling.
Gary is married to Claire and they have four children, three of whom are students of Devonport Christian School. Gary works in data integration and business intelligence at the University of Tasmania and attends Life Christian Church, Ulverstone, and was elected to serve a three year term on the Devonport Christian School Board, commencing in 2017.