School Board - Membership
The Board currently comprises ten members, including the school principal, six school community representatives, two staff members and an elected community member.
School community members are appointed for a period of two years and bring to the Board a variety of skills that provide additional expertise and input to the school’s operations.
I am a mother of two gorgeous kids – a daughter in Year 7 and a son in Year 3. My husband and I have lived in Scarborough for the past 15 years and are both heavily involved in Surf Life Saving. Our family are all members at Scarborough Surf Life Saving Club, with husband Chris the Board Captain and head coach, while I am the Education Director at the club. We are both patrol captains, trainers, assessors, officials, competitors and coaches, and I sit on two volunteer committees for SLSWA. I also won the National Trainer of the Year award for SLSA for 2015.
Professionally my background is in operational management, strategic development and project management, with a strong emphasis on HR. My biggest passion however, is my children, and ensuring their safe and well-rounded upbringing. Wembley Downs Primary School has a lovely community feel to it and I look forward to sharing my energy and experience with my fellow Board members to ensure successful outcomes for our children and our community.
Dr David Mickler is the father of Isabella (Year 4) and Sienna (graduated Yr 6 WDPS in 2019) as well as the husband of WDPS teacher Laura Mickler. We have been part of the WDPS community since 2016. David is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at UWA as well as Director of the UWA Africa Research & Engagement Centre (AfREC). He has worked in the tertiary education sector in Australia for more than ten years in a variety of academic and leadership roles. He has a strong commitment to high quality education and to fair and effective institutional governance. He is also deeply engaged with university education in Africa as well as with African communities and students living in WA.
My family first experienced the wonderful community of Wembley Downs Primary School when our daughter entered Kindy in 2015. Our son started Kindy at WDPS in 2018.
For the past 20 years I have worked as a teacher and lecturer in both secondary and tertiary institutions, specialising in literacy, languages and creative arts. I am currently working in Academic Support in a local secondary school.
My name is Sam Mackintosh, my wife and I have two kids in the school, Harry and Rose.
I am a big fan of kitesurfing, sailing, camping, basically anything that involves being outdoors. I work in the engineering and project management field based in Perth.
I am happy to be involved in the school and can hopefully make a contribution that supports and improves what is a great place for our kids to learn and grow.