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.”
Coralie Wind (P&C Representative)
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.”
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.”
Lianne Jones (School 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.”
Simon Mansfield (Co-opted Member)