Tom came to TASSO in the middle of 2019 in a news communications position. He has come to utilise his skills and experience in IT to bring TASSO into the 21st century and broaden its reach across the wider Tasmanian school community.

His primary task is to see the reinstatement of TASSO News and to establish a new way for the Management Committee members from around the state to participate in meetings by distance. Tom’s background is mainly in technology, but he is not too distant from study himself nor students. Earlier in the year he had 5 boys (ages 6-15) in his care flying solo for 10 days. Another of his responsibilities that he takes on is the drop off and pick up of three of the above children. This sees Tom in and among that schooling community, always informed on the current news (from the adults) and gossip (from the boys).