Meet our council


​​School Council Chair

Dr Harry Kanasa 

Dr Harry Kanasa brings 22 years of experience in education as the Chair for the School Council. Whilst in the classroom, Harry taught high school maths and science but has since taught gifted and talented mathematics and science to primary school kids, lectures science education to pre-service teachers and conducts in-service professional development on topics such as science experimentation, inquiry based learning and mathematical and scientific inquiry. “Serving on the council allows me to serve my community and provide invaluable insights to the strategic direction of Benowa SHS."​

​P&C President

Donna Fraser

Donna Fraser is the Benowa SHS P & C Association representative on the School Council. She is a long term member of the P & C after joining when her eldest child joined grade 8 in 2012. During her time on the committee she has held the positions of Secretary, Vice President and is currently President. Donna has had all three of her children attend Benowa and her youngest graduates in 2021. Away from Benowa, Donna is a high school teacher who specialises in Inclusion.​

​Student Member

Alexis MacDougal

My name is Alexis MacDougal and I am the student representative of Benowa State High School. I am passionate about the Environment and I am a part of the school's environmental council, while also being involved with the peer support council. I am excited to be a part of the school council in addition to the school community to not only help improve the school but provide input to aid the school community.

​Parent Member

Mandy Howden

I have had 3 children enrolled at Benowa. My eldest son was a member of the first STEM Excellence Program at Benowa, my daughter was in the Music Excellence program and my youngest son in the Waldorf Excellence Program. As a parent I will have been involved with Benowa for 9 years through the schooling of my 3 children. I have a background in Education myself and have worked in the industry for more than 25 years. I hope to increase the profile of the School Council and make known to our school community the role of the school council and how we as a council contribute to the Benowa community.


Alison Fahlbusch

​​Alison has been a leader in highly regarded local schools for some 20 years. Alison is very well known in our local community, she has a passion for community engagement, in making genuine connections, working closely with students and others to assist them to be their best selves. 

Last reviewed 15 May 2023
Last updated 15 May 2023