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
Chair & Parent Representative
Mick and his wife Karen (Lamb) have been part of the Shenton Park community since moving to the area in 2002. Now in 2020, and three sons later, all of the Wilson boys are attending Rosalie; Joshua in Year 6, Samuel in Year 4 and Benjamin in Year 1. 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 an executive role at an ASX listed mining company. Mick’s experiences working for many years in remote areas, combined with his current involvement in all facets of a publicly listed business, are the skill sets 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.
Vice Chair & Parent Representative
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’.
B Ed, Dip Teaching, Dip Religious Ed
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.
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.
B Ed (Primary) (Hons)
Laura is proud to be a part of the dynamic Early Learning Team at Rosalie Primary School and is excited to share her early childhood perspective and interest with the School Board. She believes that children learn best when they are given the tools and guidance to make their own discoveries, feel comfortable to be themselves and make their own decisions. She is passionate about early literacy instruction and incorporating research and evidence-based assessment practises into our early learning programs. She is inspired by the knowledge, stories and culture of our First Nations people and hopes to share this appreciation with her students and families as we explore and learn together. When she is not at school, Laura enjoys trying to keep her houseplants alive, painting watercolour puns and spending time with her friends and family.
BA, Dip Ed, Dip Management FAITD
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.
B Ed, Dip Teaching
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.
Melissa Langdon is an award-winning advisor on strategic engagement, education and innovation. She has been a keynote speaker at TEDxPerth, EduTech, Behind Closed Doors, the Kids Conference, and the Social Impact Festival, and is a Women in Technology, SPERA, and Vice-Chancellor’s Award Winner. Through her consultancy, Melissa offers innovation and engagement advice to arts, education, business and start-up clients.
B Ed with Special Education (Hons)
Associate Principal & Staff Representative
Robyn is a qualified Special Education and Primary School educator currently working as the Associate Principal at Rosalie Primary School. Robyn joined the Rosalie School Community in Term 1, 2018 and is also a local Shenton Park community member. Robyn has a diverse teaching background having worked in three Australian States and having taught students across all phases of learning, from Kindy through to Year 10. She has held school leadership positions for the past 12 years, working as a Leading Teacher (K-6) in the Eastern States and in the roles of Curriculum Coordinator and Deputy Principal since arriving in Western Australia in 2010. She has a passion for working with young minds, developing curriculum, researching into best practice and providing quality teaching for students. Outside of school, Robyn enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and finding the best local coffee spots!
B Ed (Primary) Grad Cert (Early Childhood Education)
Belinda’s ties to Rosalie run deep. She was a student at Rosalie in the 90s and was even lucky enough to have Esther Gilmore as a teacher! Belinda has been a member of the Shenton Park community her whole life. She has taught across the year levels at Rosalie from Early Childhood to Year 6, this has given her a flexible and adaptable approach to teaching. Belinda has also taught at Yokine Primary School before she joined the Rosalie family. Belinda is a passionate teacher who is continually developing her understanding and knowledge of current best practices. She also really like horses.
Nicky and her husband Cliff have been in the Rosalie community since 2013 with their two children, Lachie and Claire. Throughout this time, Nicky has been heavily involved with the P&C, including 2 years as the Secretary and 3 years as P&C President before moving to the Board in 2020. When she is not engaged in school activities, Nicky works as an Architect, having studied Architecture at UWA, and worked both here in Perth, and in Scotland where she grew up. Nicky is committed to creating a strong network of families and community around the school to support and enable the school in the education of our children.