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
Mick and his wife Karen (Lamb) have been part of the Shenton Park community since moving to the area in 2002. Now in 2019, and three sons later, all of the Wilson boys are attending Rosalie; Joshua in Year 5, Samuel in Year 3 and Benjamin in Pre-primary. 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.
Alex and her husband Byron have been a part of the Rosalie community since 2014. They have two children attending Rosalie, Zoe in Year 4 and Remy in Year 1. Rosalie is well supported through an active community and provides an 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 studied economics and arts at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, and more recently, Project Management at Curtin. Alex is keen to add value to the Rosalie community through effective responses to school issues and bring about positive change. She will strive to achieve the Rosalie vision of a ‘community that supports and challenges our students to achieve their personal best and celebrates their efforts and successes’.
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
Judy Gildersleeve has been a staff member at Rosalie Primary School since 1994. Prior to this she taught at a variety of schools in the South West where she performed a number of roles including ESL District Coordinator for the Bunbury District. She had an extensive history in libraries and library automation. She has been the Associate Principal and at times Acting Principal since 2000.
Judy is the proud mother of 3 children, all married, and she is the incredibly proud grandmother of 7 grandchildren from whom she has learnt a lot.
Her passion is, and always has been, to help children who find school a little more challenging whether academically or behaviourally.
Her vision is to see all children in her care succeed to their absolute potential and to ensure they all have an enjoyable and rewarding time at Rosalie.
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 Associate Principal before heading over to Rosalie in 2018.
Chris 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.
Susie has been a member of the Rosalie team for 12 years. In that time she has taught various year levels from Year 3 to Year 6; she has also worked as acting Associate Principal, 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 is a Senior Teacher who has been teaching for over twenty-eight years in a variety of locations such as Port Hedland, Rockingham, Yangebup, Boyanup and Perth, with the last ten of those spent at Rosalie Primary. Kellie has been a Year 3/4 classroom teacher and a Specialist DOTT provider; teaching thinking skills as part of the innovative Thinking Classroom program, which morphed into Inquiry Learning through History. Kellie coordinated the Values in Action initiative, and is currently the Mental Health Coordinator, Library Manager, Year Level Leader, Curriculum Leader of Health and Wellbeing and the Thinking Classroom; and in her spare time she also teaches Year Six. Kellie has a deep love of books and keeping things organised! Kellie’s daughter Kate attended 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.
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.
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.
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 5 at Rosalie. Craig has been involved in the Rosalie community throughout that time, most recently as Board Chair from 2016 to 2018. Professionally, for more than 20 years, Craig was a solicitor with commercial law firm Freehills. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, has served as a director of an ASX-listed company and is now General Counsel with 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.
Gert Van Rooyen
Gert and his wife Hilde have been active members of the Rosalie community since moving to Shenton Park in 2010. They have three daughters; Cara and Mia, who attended Rosalie from year 1 and now at Shenton College, and Sophia currently at Rosalie in Year 2. Gert is an Oil and Gas professional with a Strategic and Commercial management background. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch. Gert has been serving on the Rosalie school board since 2015. He values the interaction between communities and the school and enjoys taking part in shaping Rosalie’s bright future.