As an Independent Public School, Rosalie Primary School operates under a School Board consisting of parents, staff and community members. Board members are elected for a maximum of 3 years and community members are appointed. The School Board operates separately to the P&C which has representation within the Board itself.
The role of the School’s Board is one of setting the long term future for the school and in providing additional expertise to help the school achieve the best outcome for every student.
The School Board meets once a term, usually in Week 5. Additional meetings may be called as required.
Copies of the Minutes of Meetings are available for viewing at the school office or will be emailed upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig and his wife Mary have been a proud Rosalie parents since their elder daughter began kindy in 2004. They now have a son in year 1 at Rosalie. Craig has been involved in the Rosalie community throughout that time, most recently as Convener of the P&C Kindy & Pre-Primary committee. Professionally, for more than 20 years, Craig was a solicitor with commercial law firm Freehills. He is now a director and in-house counsel with Western Australian public company, CV Check Ltd. Throughout his career he has taken steps to actively achieve a happy life/work balance. He brings to the board an understanding of the proper role and function of a board structure, and of effective decision making at that level. Craig is looking forward to the opportunity in his new role to contribute to Rosalie Primary School’s ongoing success.
Celena is an experienced and professional Human Resources consultant and educator. Her sector experience is varied and includes roles within government, healthcare, financial services and education. She has worked in both the UK and Australia. Celena is a passionate bibliophile and currently on a career break and enjoying the extra time she now has to spend with her family, read and undertake voluntary work. She has two children at Rosalie, a son Raf in Year 2 and a daughter Tabitha in Year 6.
Ros Kay joined the Rosalie School Community in Term 4, 2013. She has extensive experience in public education and the Catholic school system, having worked in teaching and administration in nine schools.
Over the years, Ros has been a recipient of a number of awards, including an innovation in Education Award and Inclusivity Award. In 2007 she was one of three Principals selected to represent WA at the Values in Education National Conference in Canberra. Ros has authored a number of articles for educational publications as well as 35 student resource books.
With a passion for self-growth and learning, in 2010 Ros became a foundation member of the Fogarty Foundation’s Edvance Project. The project is an integrated leadership, management and support program seeking to achieve transformational change and whole school improvement. Research shows children achieve significantly better outcomes when schools, families and the community work together to support student learning. Ros will continue to focus on this goal as her journey as Principal of Rosalie Primary School progresses.
Associate Principal & Staff Representative
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Associate Principal & Staff Representative
Since arriving in Australia in 2006, Linda Griffin has held various teaching, lecturing and leadership positions in the field of education. As a deputy at Rosalie, overseeing the Early Childhood programs at the school is part of her key responsibilities. Twice nominated for the WA Premier Teachers Award and achieving WA classroom teacher level three status for highly accomplished teachers , Linda is a committed professional who believes in learning communities in which the child, parent and school work in an ongoing committed partnership.
Her personal leadership has been developed through a two year mentorship with the Fogarty Foundation’s Edvance Project while working as deputy in a previous role, as well as through a post graduate course in Human Resources and Training at Auckland university (NZ).
In 2014 Linda was seconded to Statewide Services Curriculum Support as part of a team collaborating on the EAL/D Progress Map publication, which will ensure mainstream teachers have access to strategies to support English and Additional Languages/Dialect speakers in the classroom.
Tamas and his wife Vera have taken an active part in the Rosalie Community since moving into the area in 2012. His two older daughters, Agi and Greta, left Rosalie in 2014, leaving Mario in Year 4. Tamas brings to the Board a wealth of project management, planning, business management and property development related skills. He believes learning should be a lifelong pursuit and Rosalie plays a paramount role in developing a child’s desire for knowledge.
Gert Van Rooyen
Gert and his wife Hilde have been active members of the community since moving to Shenton Park in 2010. They have two girls currently attending Rosalie; Cara in Year 5 and Mia in Year 3. Gert has a strong project and business management background. He values the interaction between communities and the school and enjoys taking part in shaping Rosalie’s bright future.
Susie has been a member of the Rosalie team for 8 years. In that time she has taught various year levels from Years 3 to Year 6; she has also worked as a literacy specialist as well as a mentor to graduate students. Susie has spent time in Central Office and has a keen interest in working with developing graduate teacher skills.
Kellie has been teaching for over twenty years in a variety of locations such as Port Hedland, Rockingham, Boyanup and Perth, with the last six of those spent at Rosalie Primary. Kellie taught a Year 3/4 class the first year she was here and since then has been a Specialist DOTT provider; firstly teaching thinking skills as part of the innovative Thinking Classroom initiative, which has now morphed into Inquiry Learning through History. Kellie is the Curriculum Leader of the Thinking Classroom and is also the Library Manager. Kellie has a deep love of books and keeping things organised! Kellie’s daughter Kate attends Rosalie and both mother and daughter love the depth and breadth of the learning here as well as the inclusive nature of the school; the real ‘country school in a city’ feel. Kellie also has a passion for health, fitness and nutrition and loves spending time in the gym to unwind and refocus. Kellie is honoured to be a member of Rosalie’s School Board.
Judith graduated from Graylands Teachers’ College and Western Australian College of Advanced Education and taught in schools in both Western Australia and London for over 8 years. Since 1990 she has worked as a School Officer in Subiaco, Rosalie, Hollywood and Cottesloe Primary Schools giving her broad experience in the management of schools. During this time she was a member of the Centenary Committee at both Subiaco and Rosalie Schools and served on the Subiaco Museum Committee as Educational Representative. Judith has lived in Shenton Park for 21 years and over the time had been actively involved in Rosalie School P&C and the community. She is currently a member of the Onslow Park Tennis Club and was a Leader and Parent Committee Member with Subiaco Guides and Winthrop Region Guides WA for over 8 years. As a Community Representative on the Rosalie School Board Judith brings years of experience in verbal and written communication and inter-personal skills and has a wealth of local community knowledge. She has a broad background in school management and has been involved in a diverse number of school projects both within the school and the community. Judith retired in 2013 and is now enjoying spending extra time with family and friends, travelling, reading, walking and gardening.
Vice Chair & Community Representative
Annie has been associated with Rosalie Primary school since her first child began year 1 in 1988. From then until her younger child graduated from year 7 in 1998 she was involved in a number of school activities. For different reasons helping to build the adventure playground, tree planting at Miling, uniform shop duty, helping with cooking classes, school excursions, looking after the school budgie, and fundraising stand out in her memory! She was also P & C Secretary, P & C President, and a member of the School Council at different times. Annie is now privileged to be a School Patron and a community member on the Rosalie School Board.
Until her retirement from the full time work force in 2011 Annie was a business manager at UWA and previously worked as head of the department of management studies at Central TAFE. For a number of years prior to that she ran her own management consultancy. Her skills include financial management, human resource management, project management, services marketing, OH&S, and strategic and operational planning. She was an Access and Equity Advisor and an Ally at UWA and supports a fair go for all. Annie loves Rosalie (the place where her children learned to read and write) and will always promote it in a favourable light to the local and wider communities. Her home phone number is 9381 4251.