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.
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.
Kah Yee Loh
Being a proud parent of 2 children at Subiaco Primary School (Yrs 2 and 5), and having volunteered in various roles within the school and local community (as president of the Subiaco Playgroup committee and as class liaison parent), and with my legal background (as a WA government lawyer for 18 years and most recently as a member of the State Administrative Tribunal), I hope to make meaningful contributions to the governance of our amazing school.
My wife and I have three children at Subiaco Primary. We all love the strong sense of connection that comes with being a part of our vibrant, diverse and supportive school community. I work as a lawyer at Wesfarmers where I help businesses grow by developing practical common-sense plans to take advantage of opportunities and address challenges. Outside of work, I teach board governance and compliance at the Governance Institute and am a passionate supporter of the arts. By being part of the School Board, I can use my knowledge and skills to contribute to our school community being the best that it can be.
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.
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 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.
School Representative (Teacher)
I first arrived at Subiaco primary in 2007 and it has been an absolute pleasure to have been a part of the school’s growth in that time. The mix of heritage, community and family can be felt everything we do at Subiaco and I believe it is the ideal environment to prepare our students for a bright future. Having served on the school council during the transition to achieving independent public school status, I bring a wealth of experience to the school board and look forward to working with the other board members to build upon all that has been achieved at Subiaco primary so far.
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.
2020 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 Zoe.Schaffert@education.wa.edu.au
If you would like a copy of any of the School Board minutes contact Carolyn Press on Carolyn.email@example.com
Summary of meeting discussions and decisions
12 March 2020
The Board discussed:
- The roles and responsibilities of the School Board
- Draft Business Plan.
The Board endorsed:
- A 12.00 pm early closure for the parent teacher meetings at the end of first term
- 2020 Budget
- Allison Swan gave a comprehensive budget presentation for the 2019 school year
11 June 2020
The Board discussed:
- The Student, Parent and Staff National School Opinion Survey Results
- The look and feel of the Business Plan and recommendations for graphic artist
- Ash Snedeker presented draft Business Plan content for endorsement and work-shopped an implementation timeline of the Business Plan in the areas of Partnerships and Cultural Responsiveness