Rebekah Milnes

Rebekah Milnes

milnesRebekah has always been passionate about the safety, health and wellbeing of children and young people, and this has been made more meaningful since the arrival of her own son and daughter, now students at CVPS in Year 6 and Year 3. Rebekah nominated for a position on the School Board in 2015, and since early 2016, has served in the position of Board co-chair alongside Glen Innis. The co-chair arrangement has worked very well with Glen and Rebekah sharing the responsibilities of the role.

Rebekah’s career has primarily focused on children and young people, particularly those experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability, through positions at local governments and not-for-profit organisations. Her current role in the Community Development department at a nearby local government includes a focus on the wellbeing of children, families and young people. Rebekah is committed to continuing as a member of the Board to be involved in making sound decisions for the benefit of the children at CVPS.

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Next Meeting:

CVPS Board:
 
 
CVPS & CVESC P&C:
Tuesday, 27 November @ 6:30pm

 

Members

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Co-Chair: Rebekah  Milnes

Rebekah Milnes

milnesRebekah has always been passionate about the safety, health and wellbeing of children and young people, and this has been made more meaningful since the arrival of her own son and daughter, now students at CVPS in Year 6 and Year 3. Rebekah nominated for a position on the School Board in 2015, and since early 2016, has served in the position of Board co-chair alongside Glen Innis. The co-chair arrangement has worked very well with Glen and Rebekah sharing the responsibilities of the role.

Rebekah’s career has primarily focused on children and young people, particularly those experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability, through positions at local governments and not-for-profit organisations. Her current role in the Community Development department at a nearby local government includes a focus on the wellbeing of children, families and young people. Rebekah is committed to continuing as a member of the Board to be involved in making sound decisions for the benefit of the children at CVPS.

Glen  Innis

Glen Innis

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Glen is a secondary teacher at a South Perth K-12 school and joined the board in 2015 as a way to be involved with his children’s education. He currently has two children at Canning Vale in year 2 and in Kindergarten. After joining in 2015, he became co-chair with Rebekah Milnes in 2016, and they have both found that co-chairing has been a great way to balance out the demands of chairing the school board and full-time work.

As a teacher, Glen believes that supporting and shaping the policy and direction of the school with a team of committed and like-minded volunteers in conjunction with having a robust and positive working relationship with the school’s administration will result in benefits for the students of CVPS and the broader community. Glen’s student-centred focus has placed the most important members of the CVPS community, the child, at the core of all board matters. Proud of the way he has been involved with the school volunteer policy and instituting data-driven improvements to the running of the board and looks forward to working with the broader community to help drive board discussions.

 
       
Parent Representatives: Avurapalli Babu Justin Clegg Kym Erickson

Kym Erickson

kymKym and her family have been a part of the CVPS community since 2013. Since her youngest child was born, Kym has been a stay-at-home parent. Prior to this, Kym worked in Environmental Health, Science and Water Resource Management. In 2017, Kym achieved a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

“My specific role on the board is as the P&C Representative, a role which aims to ensure good collaboration and communication between the two groups. I chose to join the P&C as I wanted to contribute my time and ideas back into the school. I have a strong interest and significant experience in policy and procedure development and bring a specific skill set to the School Board”.

Kym is married to Bryan and they have two children attending Canning Vale PS, Elise and Toby.

  Vanessa Hahn

Vanessa Hahn

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Karen McNally

Karen McNally

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Karen’s background is in the aviation industry spanning a 20-year career flying helicopters to remote cattle stations, offshore oil & gas facilities around Australia, and various locations in Canada. Hanging up her flying boots to raise her family she has enjoyed staying involved in the industry by lecturing and mentoring aviation students at the South Metropolitan TAFE - Aerospace Training Centre at Jandakot Airport. More recently her time is focussed on her small business in the travel sector.

“Quality education and our kid’s success is my priority. I believe that together with teachers, parents, board member colleagues, and with understanding the needs of the families within our school community, we can ensure the best educational resources are available to all the children at our school.”

Karen is married to Mathew and their two boys – Nicholas and Samuel, attend Canning Vale PS.
Karen is an advocate of girls and young women entering or working within male-dominated professions, such as aviation.

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Staff Representatives: Kathryn Aitken

Kathryn Aitken

kathrynKathryn has been a teacher at Canning Vale Primary School since 2014. Prior to this Kathryn held teaching positions at a number of schools in both WA and Tasmania. As a teacher, Kathryn has volunteered to be a member of the Board representing the teaching staff at the school. This is her first term on the board. She also has two children at CVPS, one in Year 6 and one Year 3.

“Working with most year levels in the school, I felt I was in a unique position to represent all staff, bringing their ideas and perspectives to the board and reporting back. As a parent at the school I can also offer a parent’s view. I enjoy working with all members of the broader school community and together we will strive to make this school the best it can be for all our students.”

Emma Bee

Emma Bee

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Emma has been a teacher Canning Vale Primary School since 2004. Prior to this Emma has held teaching positions at a number of schools in the Pilbara. As a teacher, Emma has volunteered to be a member of the Board representing the teaching staff at the school. This is her second term on the board and she has previously served on the School Council.

“I enjoy working closely with other community members to make our great school even better. I feel that when we all work together we can make a difference to the lives of the students who attend our school.”

Julie Head

Julie Head

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  Jodie Higginson

Jodie Higginson

jodieJodie has been an Education Assistant (mainstream and special needs) at Canning Vale PS since 2000. As a long serving staff member Jodie felt she wanted to offer a voice at a strategic level for her EA colleagues and contribute to school direction and policy through the Board.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working closely with the staff and parent representatives on the Board. I have learnt many interesting facts about the school, the community and about policy directions. As I have a long association with the school, I bring a wealth of historical knowledge to the table and enjoy contributing to the future direction of the school”

Jodie has two adult children who were once students at CVPS. Jodie says that sending her children to Canning Vale PS has helped them to develop into the successful adults that they are today.

Michelle Kershaw

Michelle Kershaw

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Claire Price

Claire Price

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Claire has been a teacher at Canning Vale Primary School since 2013 and currently teaches in Year 2. She has two children who both attended Canning Vale Primary and believes that the school has provided them with an excellent start to their education. Claire trained as a teacher in the United Kingdom and is particularly interested in the English and Health areas of the curriculum.
Being a good citizen, serving her community and advocating for children are very important to Claire. Her reasons for joining the board are to make connections with the families and citizens of Canning Vale and work to ensure the school remains a safe and rewarding place for all.

       
 Ex Officio: Daniel Bergin

Daniel Bergin

Daniel has been the Principal of Canning Vale Primary School since Term 1, 2018. Prior to this Daniel has held leadership and teaching positions at a number of school across the state. This includes schools in the Kimberley and the Pilbara as well as a number of schools in Perth metropolitan region. As Principal, Daniel automatically holds a position on the Board and works closely with the Co-Chairs to ensure strong governance, policy and procedures as well as making strong and positive links with the school community.

“I am proud to lead this fantastic school. We have amazing students who are cared for every day by a talented and dedicated staff. We are privileged to have an active and highly engaged School Board who volunteer their time to ensure we have a true school-community partnership. Together we place the students at the core of our decision making processes remembering that we are all here to give them the best opportunities we can”.

Daniel is married to Brodie and has two young children, Annabelle and Elijah.

   
       
Patron: Dr Ken Collins

Dr Ken Collins

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Co-opted Representatives: Emeritus Professor David Leach

Emeritus Professor David Leach

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  Councillor Margaret Hall

Cr Margaret Hall

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Elected as a Councillor for the Nicholson Ward of the City of Canning in October 2015.

Margaret has had a successful and dynamic career with experience in diverse and challenging roles. Through working in a variety of industries and through her association with various business groups and charities she has gained the respect and credibility of many corporations and business leaders both locally and nationally.

Margaret successfully established the MHP Recruitment Group specialising in Temporary, Executive and Permanent recruitment. MHP Recruitment started as a one-woman operation and developed into an organisation directly employing 15 staff with an annual turnover in excess of three million dollars and a major corporate client base of over 600.

Margaret was the President of the International Business Council of Western Australia Inc. from 2004 until 2015. The (IBC) was the umbrella body for international business associations in Western Australia.

 
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