Introducing our new principal: Ramona Chua
Ramona is a foundation member of CAV. She is no stranger to CAV, as many members will recall. In 1982 when CAV first started the CAV Chinese School (The School), Ramona was one of the School Management Committee, together with the late Dr Khee Pang and Dr Ka-Sing Chua. With the help of Mrs Easter Wu and parents and members of CAV, The School flourished.
The same year, Ramona gathered some of the children not attending The School and founded the CAV Cultural Dance Group.
For many years, Ramona was involved with The School until her resignation as principal in 1995, due to heavy full-time teaching commitment at a government school and her further studies.
Ramona has many tertiary qualifications including: Master of Education (Univ Melb), Graduate Diploma Education Administration (Univ Melb), Graduate Diploma in Arts-Interpreting & Translating (Deakin Univ), Bachelor of Teaching (Deakin Univ). In addition to these, she has diverse qualifications in Advanced Certificate in Horticulture (Burley Horticulture College), Bookkeeping & Accounting for Small Business (Box Hill TAFE), Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (Cambridge University Examination Syndicate & Royal Society of Arts, London), etc.
Over the years, Ramona has taught in the CAV School, government primary schools, VCE classes, and had been VCE Chinese oral assessor for 6 years. In 2000, she was a member of the Chinese First Language CSF reference group at the Board of Studies (currently Victorian curriculum and Assessment Authority). Ramona had presented workshops at various teachers’ conferences. She was a casual lecturer at the University of Melbourne, giving lectures to Victorian School of Languages and ethnic schools Chinese Language teachers.