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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.

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:

 

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.

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.

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 Stone

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.

Natasha Smith

I am a Currambine Primary Year Two teacher and have been at the school for five years. I am a mum of three children and have lived in the local area for over 20 years. I love being able to make a difference to the children in my care academically, emotionally and socially.

As a board member I will use my skills and knowledge to contribute to the future of the school by ensuring the decisions made will provide the students with quality education and a positive learning environment. It is a privilege to work with other members of the school and local community to ensure Currambine Primary School enriches the lives of the students and benefits the school community.

 

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.

Emily Lette

As new community board member for Currambine Primary School, I am pleased to be involved and honoured to support the school and our community in a meaningful way.

I am a lecturer within the School of Science at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup, teaching undergraduate programs across disciplines in biology, sustainability, and geography. As a science educator I am passionate about science engagement, community outreach and learning at all ages.  I have lived in the local area for almost 20 years, my three children have all attended local primary and high schools.

I look forward to getting to know the other board members and contributing to the community at Currambine Primary School.