School Board Members

Lynne Bates – Principal




Parent Representatives

Leonie Gurr – Chairperson

I have just commenced my seven year as a parent at Campbell Primary School. During this time, I have always attempted to be involved with the school from within the classroom as a Parent Helper, to volunteering on the P&C to raise funds for the whole school community.

I believe that my years spent on the P&C talking to parents from all different year groups has given me an understanding on what parents need and hope to see from our school, as well as a practical understanding on the way the school runs. I am hoping to be able to continue to promote cohesiveness between parents and community members, and the school, as decisions are made and how this is communicated.


Michael Slee

I am a father of a Year 6 student at Campbell Primary School. I am currently completing an Honours year after previously completing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I’m also a CPA qualified Accountant with 20 years’ experience in commerce in a variety of organisations, both here and abroad.

I hope to use the knowledge and experience gained over many years of work and education to bring a different perspective that will complement the skills of other Board members. In doing this I hope to help the Board achieve the best outcomes for all students at Campbell Primary School.

Vaughan James

I am a father of one boy at Campbell Primary School and the eldest having graduated in 2018.  I am a qualified Structural Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in running projects small and large predominantly in the Mining and Resources Industry.  I currently run my own consulting engineering business.

For the past 11 years I was involved at the executive level on a not-for-profit agricultural society running a large community event while engaging with a large selection of the community including local primary and secondary schools.

With my technical, business experience and my community roles I hope to bring a rounded global view to the School Board to ensure outcomes are achieved for the benefit of current and future students at Campbell Primary School.  I look forward to being a positive and effective parent representative on the School Board.

Sathish Kailasam

I am a father of two students who are in Year 6 and Pre-primary at Campbell Primary School. I am a qualified Senior Mechanical Engineer with over 18 years of Engineering and Management experience in the Oil & Gas & Manufacturing industry. I completed my Master of Engineering degree in 2007 in Australia.

Also, I am a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), a professional member of the institution of Engineers Australia and currently hold a position on the National Engineering Register (NER)

I am looking to gain knowledge about the school programs and use my experience to contribute and promote the Campbell Primary School activities as a Board member. With my experience over the years, I am hoping to assist the Campbell Primary School’s short and long term plans in order to achieve a successful result.

Sabareeswaran Poonia Pillai

I am a father of two students currently studying at Campbell Primary School. My daughter is studying Year 4 and my son  is studying kindy.  I am currently working for BHP Operations Systems in Mining Industry.  I am from India and worked in Singapore before migrating to Australia.

I am resident of Canning Vale for more than 10 years. Campbell Primary School is a well known school for us.  This is first time I joined the board.  Hopefully we will try to do our best for school development as a team. Thank you.

Staff Members

Paige Goodsell

I am the Associate Principal at Campbell Primary School and lead the Kindergarten to Year 2 Teams. I am passionate about providing a high equality education for all students at our school, and supporting every child to reach their potential. I have worked in the leadership team of a range of primary schools across the South Metro region, and previous to these roles as a Level 3 Classroom Teacher here at Campbell Primary School. It is a pleasure to be a part of the Campbell Primary School Board to work with our parents and community members to serve our students and community to provide excellence in education, and supporting the implementation of the school’s Business Plan priorities and future direction.

Mandy Slee


Matilda Moon

I am currently teaching a Year 6 class at Campbell Primary School.  I have a background in Health Science and the Marine Industry. I have taught at a range of schools across the state including remote, regional, and metro. I am passionate about providing high quality education and looking after the wellbeing of our students to ensure their time at school is a positive one. Whilst working in the Pilbara and Kimberley, I learnt the benefits of family, culture and community. I hope to bring my diverse experiences to the School Board to ensure our school is a welcoming and a mutually respectful place where we can work together to create valued learning opportunities for our students.

Community Representative

Naomi West – Creative Practitioner FORM WA

Working with Campbell Primary students and teachers through the Creative Schools program this year is a terrific experience which I look forward to every Monday. I am thrilled to be continuing my relationship with Campbell Primary School as a member of the School Board. I believe that every child is creative and can further develop their creative habits which will help them in every subject area and in their daily life. I am currently completing a Masters of Education Unit in Creative Teaching and Learning. 

I have lived Perth with my family since 2018. Before that my working background in the UK was varied. I graduated from Cambridge University with a BA in Social and Political Science and then worked extensively as a features journalist for publications including The Daily Telegraph and Harper’s Bazaar. Later I gained an MA in English Literature and then trained as a Teacher of English, working in schools in London and Birmingham.

I am also passionate about children’s books, running community story times and writing about books on Instagram @storieswitheverything and a blog