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School Board

The Currambine Primary School Board is responsible for setting the long term future of our school and maintaining oversight of the implementation of the School Business Plan. Our School Board has five parent representatives, three staff representatives, two community representatives and the Principal. The Board meets on the Wednesday evening of Week Eight each term and also in Week Four of Term Four totalling five meetings per year.

Links

School Board Operational Plan 2021
School Board Chair – Role Statement
School Board Member – Role Statement
Board – P&C Association
Currambine Primary School Board Constitution
School Board Code of Conduct

Messages from some of our current School Board members:

Mark Roberts

At this term’s Board Meeting we welcomed our new members. From a quality pool of five parent candidates, we have Brooke McCabe and Hugh Webster joining the Board for their first term and we welcome back Sheri-Lynn Ludwig for her second term.

From the teaching and support staff Tanya van der Walt has volunteered to join the Board and we have been fortunate enough to have an additional two community members; Mayor Albert Jacobs who is the Mayor of Joondalup and Creagh Ferdinands who is a local Real Estate agent from Harcourts Alliance Joondalup. This takes our School Board to a healthy 14 members with a wide diversity that will serve us well in making rounded decisions. The school board covers a wide range of topics and initiatives and each meeting provides us with an opportunity to be better and do better.

On a personal note, I only began the role of the Board Chair in mid 2020 and it has been extremely rewarding to see how invested our school community is in improving our school to provide our children with the very best educational opportunities. If you have any questions or would like more in depth details regarding a Board position please speak to the Principal Geoff Smith via the School Office.

Mayor Albert Jacob

Born and raised locally, I have watched our area grow and improve for more than 40 years.

Over the past 15 years, I have served the Currambine community as a local government Councillor, a Western Australian Member of the Legislative Assembly, a Western Australian Cabinet Minister and now serve as Mayor of the City of Joondalup, one of the largest local governments in Western Australia.

I am a qualified and experienced arborist and have a masters degree in architecture.  I am also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Prior to becoming Mayor of Joondalup, I was one of Western Australia’s longest serving Environment Ministers and I continue to work to enhance our unique local environment.

Hugh Webster

Being given the opportunity to join the School Board is an honour. I am excited about being able to contribute to the local community having lived in Currambine since moving to Perth in 2012 with my wife and three children who all attend Currambine Primary School.

As a parent Board Member, I aim to draw on my professional experience (Senior Executive and Board member of several electricity generation asset companies in Australia) to contribute a balanced and thoughtful viewpoint and ensure that the best interests of the school and its students are at the forefront of any recommendations or decisions of the Board.

Eoin Flynn

I joined the school Board about 12 months ago and am honoured to be part of a diverse group with the common aim of ensuring our kids get an education and help to develop to the best of their individual abilities. The main part of the role is to represent all stakeholders input into the running of the school. The Board members are always respectful of all opinions and the function of Board is the process by which the school is accountable to the whole school community. Being a part of the process encourages me to give a little of my time to help the school achieve its objectives which as school community members we all share.

Jess O’Sullivan

Being part of the school board is a great privilege and gives you a unique viewpoint of the school. When you attend meetings it feels like being in the heart of the school. You will be delivered informative reports and detailed plans about the school which I personally find very interesting. While you are providing your time, you are supported by an induction process and clear guidance as to the role. A diverse board provides better governance so I would encourage new candidates to reach out. If you want to contribute to the school but you are time poor during the day, a school board position is ideal with evening meetings.

Sheri-Lynn Ludwig

I have really enjoyed my experience as a parent School Board member. The benefits of being a Board member include gaining a better understanding of the school’s direction, policies and performance. I have learnt so much these past two years and have enjoyed the strategic work that the Board has undertaken.

As a working parent, I find the time commitment is very manageable as the meetings are in the evening and take place only one to two days per term. My participation in the School Board allows me to contribute to the school in a meaningful way in a capacity that I am able to. It has been a pleasure getting to know and work with the other members of the Board as there is a real sense of camaraderie, teamwork and mutual respect.

Lorraine Popham

I am the Manager Corporate Services at Currambine Primary School and whilst I am in the Front Office, my role is mainly behind the scenes working in the administration and monitoring of the annual budgets and staffing allocations.  I also work very closely with the Principal to ensure the current Department financial policies are implemented and adhered to.

I joined the School Board just under twelve months ago as I wanted to be able to share my knowledge in a way that would help the other Board Members in the decision making process, but also to assist with creating the best possible outcomes for our Students.

Being a part of a fantastic School community is extremely rewarding and this has been extended by being a member of the School Board.  Every member has a genuine interest in the direction that the School takes and also have a mutual respect in making the best possible decisions to meet these goals.

I would certainly encourage anyone to become a part of this process – all that is needed is a small time commitment each term and a willingness to bring the best to our Community.

Brooke McCabe

It is a privilege to have the opportunity to join the Currambine Primary School Board. As a local community member and a parent of three children attending CPS (K-Yr 2) I look forward to growing my knowledge of the school’s operations whilst providing meaningful input to build the best academic and social experiences for all the children who attend our school.

I am able to contribute to the Board’s agenda through my personal and professional experiences (Human Resources Business partner and previously Outside School Hours Area Manager) where I have gained a unique view of children and their development whilst supporting the operational business needs.

Creagh Ferdinands

Commencing my real estate career well over a decade ago,  I found that I had started more than just a job; I found my passion for working with people to achieve their real estate goals. Constantly seeking a better solution and taking the time to really find out my client’s needs, I take great pride in achieving sales results and forming friendships with all those who I assist. My goal is to provide a service that will exceed expectations, there is no substitute for experience.

I look forward to using my experience to positively contribute to driving Currambine Primary School forward, as a member of the School Board.

Tanya van der Walt

I am a Currambine Primary School Year Two Teacher, I have been a parent for 13 years, and I am a part of the Currambine community.

As a board member I will be a voice for the teaching staff and students because I have a very good understanding of the physical, intellectual and social needs of our students, as well as Currambine’s vision, values and goals.

I will ensure that all decisions made will be beneficial for our students and school community.