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School Board

Subiaco Primary School


Zoe Schaffert

Board Chair
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.


Angela Snowball

Parent Representative
I am proud to be part of the Subiaco Primary school community, along with my three boys.
My professional background is in marketing and communications and I am currently working as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher. I have a particular interest in literacy. I look forward to working productively with the board and school community in continuing to make school a positive, engaging and fun learning experience for every child.


Kerry Warburton

Parent Representative
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.


Sue Stepatschuk

Parent Representative
I have lived in Subiaco for 30 years and love being part of the community. I am  also very grateful that my children have had the opportunity to learn and grow in the vibrant and progressive learning environment offered at Subiaco Primary School. I am hoping that my qualifications and skills in marketing, communications and stakeholder relations will allow me to make a positive contribution to the board and  strategic direction of the school.



Greg Lynch

Community Representative
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.


Carolyn Press

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.


Ashley Snedeker

School Representative (Teacher)
I am a passionate and dedicated teacher and it has been a privilege to be teaching at Subiaco since 2013. I have a background in Economics and Finance, a Master of Teaching and experience in both lower and upper primary. I am looking forward to using my skill set as a member of the board to continue to make Subiaco Primary School the wonderful place that it is.


Melinda Harris

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.

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.

2019 School Board Meetings

Parents are welcome to attend School Board meetings in an observer capacity.  For information about when the next meeting is scheduled contact Zoe Schaffert, School Board Chair on

If you would like a copy of any of the School Board minutes contact Carolyn Press on

Summary of meeting discussions and decisions

2 April 2019

The Board discussed:

  • The roles and responsibilities of the School Board
  • Classroom accommodation in future years
  • Refining Flexibuzz electronic communication

The Board endorsed:

  • A 12.00pm early closure for the parent teacher meetings at the end of first term
  • The 2018 Annual Report
  • 2019 Budget


  • Allison Swan gave a comprehensive budget presentation for the 2019 school year


4 June 2019

The Board discussed:

  • The impact of future student enrolments and classroom accommodation in coming years
  • Elements of a Student Representative Council and developed a model for implementation
  • Shade possibilities for the basketball courts
  • Parameters of wearing of girls bike shorts as a uniform line item


  • Carolyn Press presented On-Entry data and implications for the teaching and learning program
  • Carolyn Press explained the School Review process
  • Melinda Harris presented findings from the Year 2-6 Progressive Achievement Test data in literacy and numeracy
  • Ash Snedeker explained our Numeracy priority and the action learning that is happening as part of her leadership role


27 August Meeting

The Board discussed:

  • The School Review Process and reflected on the area of Relationships and Partnerships.
  • Australian Early Development Census data particularly in the areas of Physical Health and Wellbeing and Social Competence and considered possible strategies for home and school.
  • Results of the staff Business Plan review questionnaire

The Board endorsed:

  • The school Workforce Plan


  • Carolyn gave an update of the establishment of the Student Representative Council
  • Carolyn presented the Wellbeing and Engagement Census data and the school’s current wellbeing focus areas.