The School Board is responsible for the school's strategic direction, ensuring that Phoenix Primary School meets the present and future needs of our school community. It is a formal mechanism for parents, carers, staff and students to participate in school decision-making.
The School Board meets four times a year. Parents and staff representatives are elected early in the year. Staff representatives elected represent all staff in the school.
Our School Board members for 2019 are:
Chairperson: Meredith Guthrie
Principal: Margaret Pretty
Staff Representative: Wendy Conti
Staff Representative: Dave Anderson
Parent Representative: Renee Puizina
Parent Representative: Gina Fisquet
Community Representative: Ron Addison
We would like to introduce some of our School Board Committee Members.
As Principal of Phoenix Primary School since 2013, I have brought to this school a wealth of experience as a School Principal for 31 years. My previous experience has been in such roles such as Consultant Principal Speech and Language , Principal of a Language Development Centre since 1989 and Principal of Cyril Jackson High School ESC, as well as a staffing officer for the W.A. Department of Education. My teaching experience has been in the area of Early Childhood and children with language and intellectual disabilities to Year 10.
My philosophy is about considering the needs of the child first. I always consider suggestions in light of what I would like for my own child. I believe that children have a right to a quality education as this will give them choices in life and a chance to follow their dreams. I want the children to have the option of many varied learning experiences and expand their horizons at school which then may extend to their home. It is important to me that children enjoy their time at school and get the most out of their education academically, socially and emotionally.
I believe that Phoenix Primary School has a great future. It is part of the Phoenix community and that we should support our local community wherever possible. We are providing quality education for our children in a State Primary School, who achieved Independent School status through the support of our school community in 2015. Our improvement continues as we focus on the needs of our students and our community. - Margaret Pretty