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.
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.
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.
Associate Principal & Staff Representative
Details to follow.
B Ed (Kindergarten – Year 7) Grad Cert. (Linguistics – TESOL)
Associate Principal & Staff Representative
Chris Nener joined the Rosalie School Community in Term 1, 2018. He has worked in the education field for over a decade. He started in Central Office, assisting with the National Aboriginal Early Childhood Project, which involved creating educational resources for teachers all over the State, with a focus on our Aboriginal students in regional and remote schools. This was a wonderful opportunity to see the dedication of WA teachers first hand, especially in the Pilbara and Kimberley.
When the project finished he moved to Bangkok, Thailand and taught for three years, picking up a little Thai language and a habit for spicy food in the process. Missing Perth’s amazing beaches he moved back to Perth and spent the next 4 years in a variety of roles at Churchlands Primary School, including Year 2 teacher, ICT Coordinator and Deputy Principal before heading over to Rosalie ready to start the 2018 school year.
He hasn’t been here long but loves the strong community spirit and friendliness of the staff, parents and students at Rosalie. His education vision is to help students develop a growth mindset, where they have the tools and knowledge to see challenges as opportunities and are never afraid of making mistakes in the learning process.
Alex and her husband Byron have been a part of the Rosalie community since 2014. They have two children attending Rosalie, Zoe in Year 3 and Remy in Pre Primary. The Rosalie Community is an important part of their lives. Alex values Rosalie’s strong community and invigorating learning environment. Building on this great foundation will achieve great outcomes for all of our children.
Alex is a Senior Business Analyst, with extensive experience in developing, implementing and measuring the success of business plans. She has a Masters Degree in Project Management and proven capacity to set and manage budgets. Alex is keen to add value to the Rosalie community and looks forward to the strategic challenges the Rosalie Board provides.
Mick and his wife Karen (Lamb) have been part of the Shenton Park community since moving to the area in 2002. Now in 2018, and three sons later, all of the Wilson boys are attending Rosalie; Joshua in Year 4, Samuel in Year 2 and Benjamin in the offsite Kindergarten program. With the family’s three young minds being encouraged and mentored by the educators at Rosalie, Mick and Karen are already invested in ensuring the success of the School. Mick studied science and economics, and with over 20 years’ experience as a geologist, is now in the role of Managing Director of the ASX listed Mining Company Helix Resources Limited. Mick’s experiences working for many years in remote areas, combined with his current involvement in all facets of running a public Company are the skill set Mick offers in his role as a Member of the Rosalie Board. Mick looks forward to contributing to the future of Rosalie by providing input and direction toward practical and sensible decision making that effect positive outcomes for Rosalie.
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.