SUBIACO PRIMARY SCHOOL
School BoardSubiaco Primary School
I am proud to be Board Chair of the Subi PS Board. I have two daughters attending the school and love the community atmosphere and commitment of the school to developing the whole child. I am a Deputy Principal with over 15 years experience in schools. I am passionate about education and look forward to working with my fellow board members to drive the strategic direction.
Having past and present children at Subiaco Primary, my family’s relationship with the school has been long and extremely wholesome. It is great to be a part of, and contribute to the environment of the school, and through our kids and their classmates experience first-hand what it feels like to grow up and develop in a community focused, committed and genuinely nurturing environment – Ensuring that this experience continues for others – that’s why I wanted to become a school Board member.
I have two children, Tessa (Year 2) and Tommy (Pre-Primary) attending Subiaco Primary School and just like them, I love our unique school and its strong community. I have a professional Marketing & Communications background and I hope my experience in executive teams, strategic roles and business planning can contribute to the Board function and help to make our school the best it can be for our children and those to come.
My wife and I have been living in Subiaco for over 10 Years and we have 3 daughters attending Subiaco Primary (Kindy, Year 1 and Year 3). We believe we are fortunate that our girls have the opportunity to attend such a great community school and that we should be contributing where we can. My participation on the school board provides the opportunity to contribute to the already outstanding school environment and the linkage between the school and the Subiaco Community.
Both my sons, James and William Gouldson, attended Subiaco Primary School and each retain the happy memories and friendships they made during those years. I hope the experiences I have gathered over the years in education, as a teacher and in the Department’s central office, will stand me in good stead to make a positive contribution to the vibrant community that is Subiaco Primary School.
My daughter Greta attended Subiaco Primary School from Kindy to Year 4. I have been involved with the school as Class Liaison Parent and P&C President, and am currently the Chairman of the committee for the Subi Farmers Market. I am an IT professional and have used my experience to help many schools with their IT requirements. I love Subiaco Primary School, and the broader Subiaco Community, and am thrilled to be part of the school board.
School Representative (School Principal)
Our Board members bring their experiences and expertise to represent the school community on setting the strategic direction of our school. They are committed to ensuring we live up to our motto, “Our Best.” I value their considered input as we work together to reflect upon our vision and direction, in order to improve our great school.
School Representative (Teacher)
I have had the pleasure of being a part of the vibrant learning community at Subiaco Primary School since 2011. Subiaco is dedicated to providing the best learning environment for all students and allows each child to strive for their best. I am excited to be a part of the School Board and look forward to offering a different view from an Early Childhood perspective.
School Representative (Deputy Principal)
The role of the Subiaco Primary School Board is vital in achieving our vision for our wonderful school. With over 25 years experience across schools and education sectors, at a state and national level, I am excited to work with The Board as we continue to “shine” in our dedication to quality education and making a difference to each child.
Role of the School Board
The role of the Board is that of involvement in the governance of the school. This means taking part in the shaping and monitoring of the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions. In addition, other functions are specified in the legislation.
The Board does not have a role in school management. This is the responsibility of the principal and involves educational leadership and the effective day-to-day administration, supervision and control of the school and its staff.
School Board Terms of Reference
The Board is formed with the fundamental purpose of enabling parents and members of the community to engage in activities that are in the best interests of students and will enhance the education provided by the school.
2017 School Board Meetings
Meeting 1 2017
School Board Roles and Responsibilities
The role of a School Board is outlined in the School Education Act 1999. In essence, the role of a School Board is one of setting the long term future for the school and maintaining oversight (not management) of the school’s operation. It is not about running the school – that is the job of the principal. It is about providing additional expertise to help the school achieve the best outcomes for the students.