School Board

The School Education Act 1999 provides for School Councils to enable parents and members of the community the opportunity to engage in activities that are in the best interests of students and enhance the education provided by the school.

Specifically, the functions of the Board are to:

1.  Take part in:

  • Establishing and reviewing the school’s objectives, priorities, and general policy directions.
  • Financial planning to support the above.
  • Evaluating the school performance in achieving the above.
  • Formulating codes of conduct for students.

2.   Promote the school in the community.

3.   Determine, in consultation, a dress code for students.

4.   Approve:

  • Contributions, charges and extra cost optional components of the school educational program.
  • Items for personal use in the educational program.
  • Advertising and sponsorship arrangements.

The Campbell School Council was established in 2002 and became a School Board in 2010.

Terms of Reference 2015

IPS DPA 2016 Signed


Campbell Primary School Board Nomination

Nominations close 4pm 2nd March 2018



School Board Meetings

Below is a brief summary of the previous school board meetings for your information.

School Board Meeting 12 March 2018 Summary

School Board Meeting 12 February 2018 Summary




School Board Members

Lynne Bates – Principal


Parent Representatives

Andrew Van Der Merwe – Chairperson

Marketing Manager Diploma

Business Development Manager

Good business acumen

Client / Public relations

Dynamic networker and relationship building

Developing sales strategies


Rupa Kumar

  • Born and brought up in India
  • Can speak three Indian languages
  • Keen to be a voice of the parents
  • Work on the Kids Matter and Minds Matter committees


Carolyn Alexander

I am a mother of 2 children, 1 who Graduated from Campbell PS in 2015 and 1 who is still at the school. My interests include music, dancing, sports, holidaying and baking.  I have worked in the Travel Industry for the past 16 years and am currently Manager of a store in the Canning Vale Area.  My skills include:  Excellent Communication Skills, Determination, Drive and Focus, Leading by Example, Sound Business Acumen.


Neil Herbert

I am an engineer who has worked in industry and government (Water Corporation).

As well as undertaking planning and design work for Perth and WA’s water supply, I have undertaken a management role and been part of a governance committee. I am nominating for the School Board as I am keen to assist Campbell Primary in further developing its governance and reputation as a high quality school.


Nadine Popelier

I believe in the common-sense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities. I have been on the Campbell School Board for several years, and sit on many other committees within the school.

I have a background in Early Childhood Development, and work in Local government. My skills include protective behaviours, working with community and grant writing. My interests include Basketball, volunteering and learning about culture. I believe that all children should be given an opportunity to be the best they can be.


Wendy Vasquez

As a parent and as school psychologist in the independent sector, I believe I can contribute to the school from both a parental  (direct experience of the school) perspective as well as from an outside perspective as a psychologist.  I am passionate about student learning and well-being, and I believe that schools’ role is not only about educating the child on Literacy and Numeracy, but also on developing the child as a whole, alongside parents, where possible.


Staff Members

Rebecca Coslani – Assistant Principal



Community Representatives


Kevin Fraser

I am currently Deputy Principal at a local government Senior High School and have over 35 years of experience in public school education in a variety of roles. These include as a Classroom Teacher in Secondary schools teaching Music, English and Instrumental Music along with 10 years as an administrator and school leader. I have lived and worked in Perth Metro area and regional areas and raised his 3 children over this time. I have a deep interest in and commitment to students in a holistic learning environment and developing the whole person within a community through education.


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