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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.


Emma Thunder

Parent Representative
It is a privilege to be a member of the Subiaco Primary School Board. I have two boys at the school and we love being part of this warm and welcoming community; the hub of learning, fun and friendship in our lives. Professionally I work as a policy adviser and executive manager, with experience in State Government and the private sector in urban planning, government relations and advocacy. For two years I was Chair of the Board of Subicare Early Learning Centre. I am passionate about the critical role that schools and educators have in children’s lives, and hope that with my skills and experience I can add value to the contribution the Board makes to governance of this wonderful school.


Kah Yee Loh

Parent Representative
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.


Louis Martin

Parent Representative
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.


Simone Janney

Community Representative
I am honoured to be asked back to Subiaco Primary School to be a community representative on the Board. Both of our children attended Subiaco Primary School from Kindy until Year 6, which we all acknowledge was a privilege. My day job is as a scientist so I will definitely be interested in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) aspects of learning at the school and I hope to be able to contribute industry knowledge on how STEAM can be incorporated into learning.


Melinda Harris

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.


Chris Shorter

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.

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.

2022 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 Melinda Harris on


Board Meeting Summary

15 February Meeting 29 March Meeting 18 October Meeting 15 November Meeting