PARENT NOMINATIONS FOR SCHOOL BOARD


Unfortunately, irregularities with our previous election process for the Parent member positions for our School Board has meant that we need to repeat the process. Our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience. We hope that you find the upcoming process more informative and more secure and will once again engage in the process of electing two representatives to the school board. Each registered parent/carer with students currently enrolled in our school is eligible to vote in the election.

Please see the link to the online election ‘survey’ and your unique voting code in your individual emailed letter. If you do not have an email address registered with the school, please contact our administration and we can provide you with the survey’s online location and a unique voting code or alternatively, a paper form if necessary. The election will close on Friday the 26th June. I encourage you to vote.

Mike Sinagra – Principal

RENEE REID

Current parent of two lovely girls - a Year 9 and Year 11 student. I’m currently in a Principal role at Donnybrook DHS so have a good understanding of the role of a Board in supporting and promoting a school. Bunbury SHS is also the next destination for most Year 10s from my current school, so I want to have a good understanding of where they are going and how we can help them to achieve their best. My goal would be to help Bunbury SHS keep their spot as Secondary School of the Year and to help showcase it as the premier school in the region.

JUSTINE BRETT

My name is Justine Brett. I am a previous student of BSHS, attending from 1990 – 1994. I was a school prefect in 1994. Two of my three daughters currently attend BSHS (Charlotte is year 12 and Ella is year 9). I have an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. I am currently teaching Year 2 at Amaroo Primary School, where I have been teaching for the past 7 years. Prior to this, I was the ATAS Co-ordinator at Tom Price Senior High School. I live in Burekup with my husband and three daughters.

Suitability Statement:

Working for the Department of Education, I understand how an Independent School operates. As a Parent Representative I will be required to work with the principal to determine the strategic directions of the school, assist with the preparation of the business plan and monitor the overall performance of the school. As a proud ex-student of BSHS, I will be an advocate for the school as well as bringing a community voice to the table. I am a highly motivated person with an understanding of how effective schools operate. I believe I am a suitable candidate for the position of Parent Representative.

Goal Statement:

As a parent representative, my main goal will be to work with the board to improve student outcomes. There will be an accountability for improving the school’s performance through utilising and reviewing the school report. I look forward to learning new skills, working as a collective group and viewing the school from a different perspective.

PAUL LEVER

I’d be honoured to be elected to one of the two Parent Representatives on the BSHS Board. We are lucky enough to have two children currently attending BSHS, one in Year 10 and the other having just commenced Year 7 in 2020. I’ve spent the last 18 years working at Tronox Pigments at the Australind Site - currently as a Senior Scientist, educating customers, agents and distributors on the most efficient ways to use Titanium Dioxide pigment in coatings and paints. I’ve also been President of the Social Club of over 200 members for 12 years – where we have diversified the range of activities we offer to be more diverse and family friendly.

Outside of work, my real passion is Athletics, as President of Bunbury and Districts Little Athletics Centre (BDLAC) for the last 6 years I’ve been heavily involved in all aspects of Centre operation, from coaching, officiating at Centre and local school events (including BSHS Athletics Carnival), regional and State events. I’ve also overseen administrative changes to the Centre’s constitution, guidelines as well as being involved in preparing funding grant submissions. Over my time we have created a positive engaging atmosphere where athletes and parents thrive, this has led to multiple successes for BDLAC both on and off the track as recognized by the number of awards BDLAC has received from the State Association. Personally, coaching and developing athletes is extremely rewarding, particularly when they achieve Personal Bests or success at Regional or State events. I also sit on the Board of the Bunbury Geographe Gift – a dynamic event that has attracted some of the best athletes and spectators from all over Australia to compete in Bunbury over the last three years.

What can I bring to the Board, I’d like to think with my administrative experience and social connections and interests in a number of different roles outlined above, I can bring a fresh set of eyes and some different ideas for how the school can enhance its already excellent reputation.

REBEKKA FLOCKTON

My name is Rebekka Flockton, I am a single mother of 4 children. Two of whom are currently enrolled in the BEST program at Bunbury SHS in year 7 and 12, and one who has graduated and is studying at Curtin Uni. I was Vice President of the P&F at my childrens’ primary school for many years and have always been involved in what is happening in and around my childrens’ school. I hold my Development Coaching accreditation for netball and am a badged netball umpire which sees me travelling around the South West and Perth to fulfill my love of umpiring and netball, specifically in the Netball/Football league. I am currently one unit away from completing my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and hope to stay around Bunbury teaching until my youngest completes high school. I believe with my skillset stated above, I am suitable for this role on the school board.

My goal is to support the ideas of the board and help bring fresh new ideas to the table. I think by working cohesively we can achieve the best outcomes for the students, school and effectively the community.

KAARA ANDREW – no biographical information supplied

KIERRA SHAW – no biographical information supplied

We are an Independent Public School (IPS)

As such, the Bunbury Senior High School's board (the board) meets twice a term to guide the strategic direction of the school in line with the school's Delivery and Performance Agreement and Business Plan.

The Performance and Delivery Agreement describes in broad terms what the school is expected to provide to its students, staff and the community in exchange for the funding provided by the state government.

Where is Bunbury Senior High School heading?
In 2017, the board endorsed Bunbury Senior High School's strategic business plan which will conclude in 2019.
This framework links school's vision and local planning to the overall direction of secondary education in Western Australia.
The framework was developed during 2016 by the school's leadership team with input from the staff and the board at that time. The current plan considers lessons learnt from previous plans including the outcomes of the external review of the 2014 to 2016 plan.

Consequently this new business plan continues a big picture perspective, allowing the school's leaders to develop operational level plans and to implement them over the course of each year

What does the Board do?
While the board doesn't run the school (this is the job of the Principal), it has an important role in the governance of the school.
This includes:
  • endorsing the Delivery and Performance Agreement
  • endorsing and reviewing the school budget and Business Plan each year
  • endorsing the annual fees and charges
  • regularly monitoring the budget and progress towards the Business Plan
  • processes to review school performance
  • processes to determine satisfaction levels of parents, staff and students, with results reported in the school's annual report
  • the process for selecting the principal.

The board is guided by Western Australia's School Education Act 1999 and regulations, specifically those relating to school councils.

Who is on the board?

The Bunbury Senior High School board draws its membership from parents, the local community, Year 11 students, staff and the Principal. The board meets on Tuesday evenings (5-7 pm) in Weeks 4 and 8 in the meeting room next to Student Services. Meetings are generally open for others to attend and observe, unless confidential or sensitive matters are being discussed. Each year in Week 8 of Term 1 the board holds a public meeting that includes election of new members and the Board Chair.

School Board Members
Mike Sinagra - Principal
Kelly Anderson – Vice Principal
Tim O'Byrne – Chair, School Board
Luke Duffield – Staff Representative
Sharna Mason – Staff Representative
Jaxon Browne - Student Representative
Norah Harkin - Student Representative
Julie Bain – Parent Representative
Dr Steve Thomas – Parent Representative
Warren Turner – Parent Representative
Glen Gates - Parent Representative
Jonathon Adams - Parent Representative
- Community Representative