The Board is involved in setting targets for academic performance and monitoring those targets, receiving financial reports, approving the School budget, approving voluntary contributions from parents, approving the School uniform and generally promoting the interests of the School.
Our Current School Board Members are;
Matthew Walker (Chairperson)
“My wife & I have lived in Busselton for 13 years and parents for the past 8. I have held senior management roles in the private and public sectors, in Australia and overseas. Having been actively involved in a range of local events and working groups since relocating to Busselton, I have held formal appointments to regional representative groups and state committees.”
Elizabeth MacLeay (Community Representative)
“I have lived in Vasse for the past 25 years. My husband, Ken, attended Vasse Primary School from 1965 – 1971 when it was a very small school. Our children also attend Vasse Primary School from 1994 – 2004. During that time I was the Secretary of the P&C for a number of years, and the Coordinator of the Vasse Soccer Club for three years. My professional qualifications are a Bachelor of Jurisprudence (1980) and Bachelor of Laws (1981) from the University of Western Australia. I have practised in Busselton as a lawyer for the past twelve years. Our family business is bull breeding and cattle production. I have a continuing interest in public education.”
David Breen (Community Representative)
“A recent appointment to the Board, David relocated from Perth to become a Busselton resident on his retirement from full-time employment in 2015. David is an architect with over 30 years experience working in private practice engaged in overseeing the design and construction of a wide variety of residential and commercial building works, including a number of primary and secondary school projects in Western Australia. Another successful interest has included a significant voluntary contribution to rural community based landcare activities at Talbot Brook a catchment area located within the municipality of York.”
Malin Wilson (P&C Representative)
“Mother of two gorgeous boys who both attend the awesome Vasse PS. Originally from Sweden but made the move over to Vasse in 2014 to enjoy everything that WA Southwest has to offer. I spent 6 years with Bendigo Bank (Community Bank Busselton & Dunsborough) where my strong passion to support and get involved in the local community grew and I am looking forward to using that knowledge and experience in my current role as the P&C representative on the School board.”
Simone Bush (Parent Representative)
“A resident of Vasse since 2016 and a parent at the school since 2018. I am passionate about the development of our youth and ensuring access to education and support services for all within the community.
Professionally, I have had over 20 years experience in administrative roles specialising in Human Resources and Quality Management. Having held senior roles within the Mining and Community Services sector, I currently serve as an Executive for a Community Service Organisation (Not-for-profit) based in Bunbury.”
Allison Edwards (Parent Representative)
My name is Alli Edwards. My children have attended Vasse Primary School since 2016. I fully support the direction Vasse Primary School is taking, and enjoy being a Parent Representative on our School Board. I work within the education sector and look forward to continuing to add value to the school with my operational and strategic understanding. I have a passion for education and student well-being and all that it encompasses, I am driven by a holistic approach to improve student outcomes through innovative practice and solution based decision making.
Erin Smith (Parent Representative)
“I have lived in Busselton for most of my life, attended primary and secondary school here and have certainly seen some changes in that time, especially to the Vasse area which I have called home for the last 13 years. I married a local farmer after completing my university degree in Medicine and have worked in various roles at Bunbury and Busselton Hospitals, then General Practice thereafter.
Our 2 sons, aged 9 and 5, attend Vasse Primary School, as did their father and grandfather, and we are very proud of our school. It still feels like the “small” local school from all those years ago with a great sense of community and belonging. I have an interest in mental health and feel that belonging to such a great community is important for all of us. I hope to bring a unique point of view to the school board as a newly appointed parent representative that represents our current climate.“
Simon Mansfield (Principal)
Kathy Guiver (Staff Representative)
”I have held the position of Manager Corporate Services (M.C.S’s) at Vasse Primary School since 2004 and have watched the role evolve significantly throughout this time. In 2017 I was accepted by the Department of Education in the first cohort of M.C.S’s and Principals that completed a Graduate Certificate in Business Education Leadership through Deakin University. My role at Vasse Primary School continues to be inspiring and rewarding and I feel privileged to be a part of such a fabulous school.”
Lianne Jones (Staff Representative)
“I have been teaching at Vasse PS in various positions, predominantly Early Childhood, since 2012. Previously, I taught in Kimberley Remote Schools and other schools in the Southwest, including Dunsborough Primary School. Teaching has enabled me to take time out from my career to raise my two children who attended Dunsborough Primary, Busselton Senior High School and WA College of Agriculture, Harvey where I served on School and College Councils, P&Cs and various other support groups. I am a strong advocate and supporter of Public Schooling, driven by lifelong learning and excited by the innovation and forward thinking Vasse PS offers to staff, students and the community it serves.”
Amy Sefton (Co-Opted)
Joan Davies (Minute Secretary)