Lynne Bates – Principal
Leonie Gurr – Vice Chairperson
I have just commenced my sixth 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.
I am a father of two students 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.
I used to be a bookkeeper and food business operator before I joined the Campbell Primary School community in year 2014. I was brought up in Malaysia and came to Perth to further my university studies 20 years ago. I often offer myself as a parent helper in the classroom and helping out at various events organised by P&C. With my many years multilingual background, I am happy to provide support in understanding of parents and students needs which in turn are vital to the decision making process of the school and school board.
I am a father of two boys 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.
I am an Assistant 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.
Since graduating from Curtin University in 1984, I have worked in a variety of primary schools including North Merredin, Dawson Park, Brookman and Leeming. I was fortunate enough to gain a position at Campbell Primary School in 2002 and since this time I have worked across the school in a wide range of roles and within different year levels. I have a passion for early literacy development and catering for the needs of all students. Part of my role has also been dedicated to assisting and empowering EALD students and their parents.
I am pleased to be a School Board member this year and look forward to working with everyone to ensure Campbell continues to be an outstanding school.
My greatest achievement so far was being nominated for Education Assistant of the Year in 2018. I am looking forward to what my new role on the School Board has to offer going forward.
I am a Deputy Principal at Harrisdale Primary School, with a passion for developing student engagement, inclusion and future-focussed learning. Across my career in education and as a Level 3 Classroom Teacher, I have been involved in coaching and leading staff in evidence-based practices including explicit teaching and inquiry-based learning, the Digitech Teacher Development School model, STEM Mentor School Initiative and Innovation Partnership. I am a member of the Apple Distinguished Educator community, WiTWA (Women in Technology WA) and Teach Meet WA networks. I have been pleased to work with the wonderful Campbell Primary School staff on a number of occasions through the Nicholson Network Professional Learning Communities and look forward to joining the School Board across the remainder of the year and supporting the Campbell Primary School directions.
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 storieswitheverything.com