The role of the School Board is to ensure Warwick Senior High School is governed well as an Independent Public School. The composition of Board members brings together a range of perspectives, knowledge, skills and experience which contributes to the good governance of the school. The Board comprises parent representatives, staff representatives and community members. Some community members are attracted to the Board as people working in partnerships with the school, wishing to extend their support of the school. Other community members are former students or staff members who have been shaped by their time at the school and are keen to give back to the Warwick Senior High School community.
Jessica Biggs | Board Chair | Community member
I am a long term community member with a passion for developing our local communities and in particular our schools. For the past four years I have been working as a Community Development Worker at the Child and Parent Centre – Roseworth. In addition, I am a Nurse at St John of God Hospital in Midland and I was an active member of the Roseworth P & C and School Board until 2016.
As a member of the Warwick School Board I believe that it is essential that we work in partnership with our families to improve educational outcomes for our communities. I have learnt that through greater engagement with our families the greater the opportunities for developing meaningful relationships with the school, which will help all children, continue to develop aspirations for their futures.
Lesley Wintle | Principal | Warwick Senior High School
In 39 years in education I have been a teacher of Science (Chemistry and Physics) and the principal of three secondary schools (Cannington, Belmont and Warwick). I am committed to leading my school in providing a high-quality education for all students and to facilitate a positive future for each and every child. With Independent Public School status, Warwick Senior High School has the opportunity to shape the educational learning and development program to suit the specific needs of our students and to provide opportunities other schools do not offer by understanding the aspirations of young people and inspiring them to grow. The experience and ideas Board members bring to our school adds further insights and opportunities to make our school even better.
Belinda Hall | Staff member | Associate Principal | Warwick Senior High School
I am delighted to be able to take up a position on the Warwick Senior High School Board. I am a passionate supporter of public education and believe we address the many different facets of our students, and work with all students to become the best version of themselves that they can possibly be. I am also an active community member sitting on the Board of a local Primary School, and volunteering for several neighbouring sporting clubs. I always welcome open and honest communication and encourage parents, students and community members to contact me with anything they would like to discuss.
Christopher Chatterton | Staff member | HASS Teacher, Warwick Senior High School
I have been heavily involved in school governance for many years and look forward to bringing my experiences to Warwick SHS and working closely with a dedicated and passionate group of people committed to improving the educational experience for all students at Warwick Senior High School.
Helen Edgeberg | Community member | Academic/Graduate Diploma Coordinator and Lecturer Edith Cowan University
I believe Board service is an excellent way to have a substantial effect in my educational community. As a member of a dedicated team of concerned and engaged citizens, we can identify long-term goals, seek diverse opportunities for collaboration, and brainstorm and implement innovative strategies for lasting change within the educational setting.
Patricia Lynch | Community member | Rotary Club
As the President of the Rotary Club of Karrinyup – and a past Youth Director – I am interested in opportunities for students to develop their skills and explore the world around them and supporting teachers and staff in providing the best possible outcome for everyone. For the past six years I have been involved in the Rotary Youth Exchange Programme. I hold a Diploma of Financial Planning and have a background in the accounting industry.
Drew Mayhills | Community member | Principal Project Officer, Literacy and Numeracy, Department of Education WA
I proudly graduated from Warwick Senior High School in 2002 having received a rich education that inspired me to pursue a career in teaching. Serving on the Board at the school I attended is my way of ensuring that Warwick continues to grow and offer young people opportunities to reach their potential.
Mandy Marais | Parent member | Small business owner | Crio Brü Australia
I am a parent of children enrolled at Warwick Senior High School. I feel it is important for the Board to consist of a varied group of people. We are essentially there for one reason – to improve the school for the benefit of the students and the local community.
Warren Patrick | Parent member | Department of Education | gardener and handyperson and self-employed carpenter and home maintenance contractor.
Having been the Chairperson on the School Council at my daughter’s primary school, I was eager to contribute to the high school and improve my understanding of student learning and the school’s goals