School head honoured in Queen’s list

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The head of Barker College, Phillip Heath, is among Anglicans honoured in the Queen’s birthday list for 2018.

Mr Heath (pictured above) who has been head of the College since 2014, previously spent 14 years as head of St Andrew’s Cathedral School – where he helped establish the Gawura campus for Indigenous inner-city children in 2007. At Barker, Mr Heath also established the Darkinjung School for primary-age Indigenous students. He has been made a member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to education through executive roles, creating greater opportunities for Indigenous students, and to professional associations.

Mr Heath has held significant roles with the Association of Heads of Independent Schools, the NSW Board of Studies and Anglican Schools Australia.

Michael JonesAlso honoured for his work in education was Michael Jones (left), given a Medal of The Order Of Australia (OAM) in the general division. Mr Jones, a member of St John's, Willoughby Park, has given significant service to a variety of schools – including almost 20 years’ involvement at Tara Anglican School for Girls in North Parramatta, where he chaired the school board for 15 years. He is also deputy chair of the Association of Independent Schools, NSW.

Dr Bill ClarkAlso receiving an OAM is Dr William Clark, who has been the director of music at St Mark's, Darling Point since 1993. Dr Clark was honoured for service to music education – which includes a teaching career at Scots College, Sydney, serving in executive roles in the Music Teachers' Association of NSW and the Association of Independent Schools. He has also had a lengthy involvement with the Royal School of Church Music and served as its chairman for nine years.

Among distinguished medical recipients, Professor Bernard Stewart (left) was made a member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM). Professor Stewart, a member of St George’s, Paddington, holds senior positions in the field of cancer medicine. He is Head of the Cancer Control Program for the South Sydney Public Health Unit and Professor at the School of Women's and Children's Health at the University of NSW. He is scientific advisor to the Cancer Council Australia and a member of the working party on cancer clusters for the National Health and Medical Research Council. 

Professor Bernard StewartProfessor Stewart’s citation was for “significant service to medicine in the field of environmental carcinogenesis, as a researcher and advocate, and to professional medical organisations”.

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Photos: Mr Heath, courtesy of Barker College, Mr Jones, courtesy of Snowy Mountains Grammar School and Professor Stewart via the UNSW.