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.”
Andrea Triffitt (Parent Representative)
“I grew up in Perth traveling to the South West for holidays. After returning from living and working in London, my husband and I were looking for a closely knit community to start a family. Nearly 17 years and 4 children later we continue to be part of this wonderful community. I aim to support the school to provide every child a positive learning experience.”
Allison Edwards (Parent Representative)
“My name is Alli Edwards and I am mother of four children who have attended Vasse Primary School since 2016. I am passionate about Vasse Primary School and support the strategic direction it is taking through what has been and continues to be a massive period of growth. I have extensive experience in senior management within the education sector and look forward to adding value to the school board through my technical expertise and operational understanding. I have a passion for education and student well-being and all that it encompasses, and am driven by a holistic approach to improve student outcomes through innovation and solution based decision making.”
Cindy Jones (P&C Representative)
“Relocating to the South West from Kalgoorlie mid-year of 2013, our family was embraced by the wonderful community of Vasse Primary School and the extended area of Vasse/Busselton we now fondly call our home.
Originally from the Wheatbelt farming town of Beverley I have lived and worked both in the country, the city and overseas for many years but I just love the friendly and warm connection that Vasse has offered, reminding me of the schooling I had.
Being a part of our children’s development and giving back is important to me and our family. Helping regularly in both of our children’s classes led to other school events including our son’s Year 6 graduation in 2016 and the Country Fair last year after I joined the P&C in conjunction with being CLO for our daughter’s class. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the P&C and look forward to being the representative for the School Board.”
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.”
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.”
Kate Reading (Community Representative)
“I have broad experience in education, television, senior management, local government and project management. I have worked in almost every state of Australia and even been a governess/jackeroo in NSW!
The Reading family has a close friendship with the Vasse Primary school since 1910; our 2 sons, my husband Ross and his father Rob were students at the school and we have always been very active in school and community activities.
I remain active in three Vasse community groups. I love reading, travelling, swimming, gym, meeting new people and the arts.”
Sinan Kerimofski (Principal)
“I commenced my teaching career in 1991 at Shay Gap Primary School. Since then I have worked in the Pilbara, Goldfields, Perth, Bunbury and Margaret River regions.
I have lived in Busselton for 17 Years and am a fanatical Eagles supporter.
My leadership beliefs are: Create clear visions and directions; Build solid relationships through positive communication and experiences; Surround yourself with good people; And acknowledge innovation and self-improvement.”
Kathy Guiver (School 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.”
Renae MacDonald (School Representative)
“I have worked at Vasse Primary School for the past four years as a teacher, and am passionate about early childhood. I currently teach Pre-Primary, where I have become very involved and enthusiastic about our pedagogy, and the way in which we are educating the future generation. Being born in the South-West, I hold strong community values and believe in the importance of relationships between our school and wider community. I look forward to being a representative on the school board, and part of the discussions about the future of Vasse Primary School.”
Simon Mansfield (Co-opted Member)