Chatswood Public School (NSW)
Tim Dodds’ career in education has spanned four decades. In his 15 years as principal of Chatswood Public School, he’s overseen the establishment of two community language programs, which have seen all students learning Mandarin and students of Korean background receiving tuition in Korean. This year, Dodds founded a bilingual Korean program, which will next year see two kindergarten classes begin a seven-year learning journey during which half their time will be spent learning in English and the other half in Korean. Dodds has also promoted a culture of celebrating diversity and respect outside of the classroom, establishing several annual community events. He is also regularly consulted at regional, state and national level on the benefits and strategies associated with implementing an Asian literacy program.