School Board

Our School

School Board Members

The Board consists of eleven seats, of which five are parent members, four are staff members and two community members. The School board meets on a Thursday, twice a term.

Sake van Weeghel
Linda Knox
Shelley Smith
School Representative
Paula Kervin
School Representative
Lisa Bowra
Parent Member
Nik Lavrakas
Parent Representative
Deanna Foster
Parent Representative
Racquel Sutton
Parent Representative

School Board

What is the School Board?
The aim of the School Board is to make decisions about the school’s policies and budget. Its main function is to work collaboratively to fulfill the priorities of the School Business Plan.
What does the School Board do?
In general terms, the School Board: Represents the educational needs and aspirations of students, teachers, parents/caregivers and the community. Determines school priorities in conjunction with the School Leadership Team. Assists in the formation of the School Strategic Plan in conjunction with the School Leadership Team. Monitors the allocation of resources [financial and human] to achieve the priorities set down in the School Strategic Plan. Determines level of financial contributions to be sought from parents. Determines the dress code for the school. Advises on policy matters but does not become involved in the day-to-day management of the school. The School Board meets at least once per term.
How do people join the School Board?
With the exception of the Principal, members of the School Board are elected for a period of up to three years. Parent representatives are elected to their positions by parents and carers who have their details registered on their child’s enrolment card. Please notify the Office if you would like to become a School Board Representative. Staff representatives are elected to their positions by Non-Teaching and Teaching School Staff.
How is the School Board different to the P&C?
The P&C Association has several functions: - Conducts fund raising events so that additional resources can be purchased for the school - Fosters community interest and support of educational matters and the school in general

School Board Meetings


Term 1

Meeting 1 - 21 Feb


Term 2

Meeting Minutes - 20 June


Term 3

Meeting Minutes - 08 Aug


Term 4

Next Meeting - 13 Oct

Our School

Bambara Primary School recognises and respects the traditional custodians of our school land.

'Bambara', an Aboriginal word meaning 'forest country', represents our commitment to a unification of community spirit, culture and respect for all.

Our values of community, excellence and harmony are represented by our school logo - a tree by the water.


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Bambara Primary School
30 Gosse Road,
Padbury, WA 6025

+61 8 6206 2150

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