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Bowen Committee

Back row: Annaliese Patten-Williams – Chair (Coco’s Mum), Brad Monaghan (Cleo’s Dad), Mike Courtney – Treasurer (Briar’s Dad), John Goddard (Aaliyah’s Dad), Richard Kirby (Matthew’s Dad), Daniel Pringle (Poppy’s Dad)

Front row: Sarah Veng – Staff Representative, Kate Forbes – Secretary (Beau’s Mum) Anna Lewis – Centre Manager, Lisa Haakma – Assistant Manager, Andrew Norman (Erika’s Dad)

Absent: Nicola Pointer (Kate and Henry’s Mum) and Dave Morrison (Asher’s Dad)


The Bowen Committee consists of Bowen parents, the Bowen management team and a staff liaison representative.  Our role is to provide governance over the centre. We meet every six weeks and our meetings usually last about 1.5 hours. In our meetings, we discuss a range of things from making decisions to purchase new equipment through to approving budgets and recruitment.

It is a great way to really understand the centre, and to help make the centre the best that it can be for our children.

Being a community centre, we are really dependent on our parents contributing, and becoming a committee member is a great way to do this.

We are always looking for new committee members, so if you’re interested in joining please talk to Anna.