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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 six parent representatives, four community representatives, three staff 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.

School Board Awards – Nominations Now Open!
Is there a staff member at our school that you would like to nominate for their excellence in teaching and learning, excellence in educational leadership, or their contribution to our school community?

The Currambine Primary School Board would like to acknowledge and celebrate the great contributions that our staff make to our school. You are therefore invited to nominate any of our staff members for one of the following three award categories;

  • Excellence in Educational Leadership,
  • Excellence in Teaching and Learning, or
  • School Community Contribution Award.

Nominations are now open and can be submitted to our Principal, Geoff Smith by 3pm on Tuesday 29th November. Click here to download further details and a nomination form.

Links

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:

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.

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.

Peta Drew

I have been a member of the Currambine Primary School Board for a couple of terms now. I have really enjoyed getting to know other parents, school staff and being involved in my son’s school in this way.

Being a board member has given me insight into the current school programs and policies, and also the vision and direction for the future of our school.

I am able to use my professional experience as a teacher, to contribute to meetings and discussions, and assist in making sure that our school has the best interests of our students at heart.

One of my contributions in the past couple of years was the change in our school uniform. This need came from feedback from parents and the board was able to make this change, with support from the school P&C, which I have also been involved with since my son was in Kindy.

The commitment to being on the school board is manageable as a working parent and I would encourage any other parents who would like to become involved, as it is such a great way to gain an understanding of what is happening at Currambine Primary School and make a positive contribution.

Kerryn Hodgkin

I am a Currambine Primary School Year One Teacher, and mum of two young boys. This is my fourth year at Currambine, and I love being a part of the amazing Currambine school community.

As a member of the School Board, I look forward to being a voice for the teaching staff and students, and helping contribute to school based decisions for the long term improvement and enhancement of our incredible school and community.

Claire Weatherley

I am a new member of the Currambine Primary School Board, excited for the opportunity to contribute to the decisions and growth of our wonderful school community.

I am the general manager for a glass company, a family business that I have been part of for many years. I have two school aged children, a daughter and son, our daughter having started high school.

I am passionate about conserving our environment and living sustainably, and teaching children about these values.

Being involved with the school board is a great opportunity to contribute to the positive enhancement of our school community, and I look forward to utilising my knowledge and experience.

Mark Folkard MP

Being a member of the Currambine Primary School Board is an honour. Since 2017 I have had the privilege of being the Member for Burns Beach, watching and helping the community grow, and I have been a member of the School Board for almost the entirety of that time.

Being part of the board provides me with insight into the specific circumstances of the school and allows me to contribute directly. It also provides me with the opportunity to further serve our community and help develop local education beyond my efforts as a State Member of Parliament. I’m particularly passionate about literacy and encouraging children to develop a passion for reading at an early age.

I look forward to continuing to serve on the School Board and working alongside the other members.