Parents & Community - School Board

Contact

 If you wish to communicate with the Board, please email: GlengarryPSBoard@gmail.com

 

School Board Members 

 

Peter Meston - Principal 

The Principal of the school maintains an ex-officio role on the School Board and I am fortunate to have filled this position since 2010. Prior to accepting the position at Glengarry PS, I was Principal at a number of metropolitan primary schools, notably Cloverdale PS, Churchlands PS and Carlisle PS. These positions were preceded by periods of time in country location as an educational leader, including Mingenew, Esperance, Norseman and Babakin.

During this time, my wife and I have raised two children, with my son maintaining a desire to continue the family tradition of teaching.

My role on the School Board is to keep the Board fully informed of all school operations including supporting the analysis of data and the resulting strategic planning to address areas of need. Ultimately, this intent aligns implicitly to the school’s vision of ensuring we maximise the potential of all students.

 

Emily Taylor - Staff Representative

I am the Science specialist and Year Four/Five teacher at Glengarry Primary School. One of my passions in education is the integration of digital technologies and STEM within the curriculum. I support staff to implement technologies and coordinate the resources for the school. I am currently serving my first term on the board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardik Gandhi - Parent Representative

I was elected to the school board in 2018. I have a daughter in Year 1 at Glengarry Primary School. I work as a technical consultant (Oracle database administrator) at Curtin University. I am enthusiastic about the role technology is playing as an enabler across all aspects of education. I strongly feel that disruptive innovation in the education system such as online learning and augmented reality provides us with an opportunity to consider how we can leverage it to improve our children's learning and do it in a better way. I hope to bring this perspective to the school board.

 

 

Adrian Schonfeld - Secretary/Parent Representative

My name is Adrian Schonfeld and 2019 is my second year on the School Board. This year I have the privilege of being the board secretary (so any spelling mistakes in minutes this year are mine). My children are in grade four and six at the school so I have been around Glengarry for a while. My family has found Glengarry Primary School to be a great community to be involved with and I am grateful for the opportunity that I have been trusted with to assist in making sure the school maintains its great staff and programs and is able to support those with ideas for making it an even better place.

Away from the school, I am a psychologist. I work in a community setting near the Glengarry shops and I work in high performance sport. I am really interested in how a primary school becomes a positive influence for children to develop the skills that will enable them to navigate their way through the various social, emotional and intellectual challenges they will face.

 

Jenny McFarlane – Staff Representative 

This is my fourth year of teaching Kindergarten Students at Glengarry Primary School. I have been connected with Glengarry Primary School for the past 12 years that I have lived in Perth with my husband and family of three adult children. I am a parent of a past graduate student of Glengarry PS and prior to commencing full time teaching at Glengarry PS I was a regular relief teacher in both Pre Primary and Kindergarten classes. I have local school connections from past full-time teaching contracts at Halidon Kindergarten, Hillarys Pre Primary and Hillarys Community Kindergarten.

I am passionate about the importance of high-quality Early Childhood Education programs and learning through active, creative and explorative play. I bring to the School Board a range of educational experiences from working in Victorian, Northern Territory and Perth schools over the past 30 years. This is my first term as a full member of the Glengarry School Board. 

 

 

Leeann Reid-Munce – Chair/Parent Representative

 

My name is Leeann Reid-Munce and I am delighted to have been elected to the school board in 2017. I have two children at Glengarry Primary School and I am passionate about children's education and wellbeing. I feel privileged to be part of the school board so I can contribute towards the important educational and community outcomes of the school.

In my professional life, I am the Manager of Cultural Services at the City of Melville where I oversee the City's libraries, museums, arts and events. I believe my experience with early literacy, community and cultural development will help me make a positive contribution to the school board.

 

 

 

Karin Robinson – Staff Representative

I have been fortunate to be a Year 1/2 teacher at Glengarry Primary school since 2018. Prior to this, I have over 25 years of experience teaching in WA. As a passionate Early Childhood teacher, I have experience teaching Kindy through to Year 3, both in the city and country regions, and in public and private settings. I am currently the Year 2 Facilitator for the Duncraig Partnership of schools, and I am a member of the Learning Technology and Science committees at our school. I have served as a Board member previously during my years at Beldon Primary School, and I am keen to participate in and contribute to the continued growth of our school community. In my first term as a Board member, I hope to share some valuable insights based on my past teaching experiences, as a parent and as a staff member.

 

  

Kerry Jones – Parent Representative

My name is Kerry Jones and this is the first year of my tenure on the School Board and my second year as the Secretary of the P&C at Glengarry Primary School. I have one daughter who is in Year 1 and I thoroughly enjoy being able to contribute to the success of the school and be part of this fantastic community. I work full-time and my roles on both the School Board and the P&C have given me wonderful opportunities to be involved in school activities and meet other parents as well as staff members.

Outside of my roles as a parent and at the school, I am an environmental scientist who specialises in the investigation and remediation and contaminated sites. I am particularly passionate about inspiring budding scientists and engineers to pursue rewarding careers whilst also making the environment we live in a better place for future generations.

 

 

Gail Kimpton – Community Member

I have been part of the Glengarry Community for many years. My daughter was a student here. Our long connection has continued with my three granddaughters, now attending this dynamic primary school.

I am a retired Educator but maintain an active interest in this school as a volunteer in the Reading/ English Learning Area, supporting students with their learning journey.  

Throughout my career I have been passionate about education. With vast experience in the Primary School, as Principal, Deputy Principal and Classroom Teacher. I have taught all year levels from Year One to Seven. As a School Leader I have been a positive influence on whole school communities. I am convinced that the teaching profession has a most important task to do, as we influence hearts and minds of generations to come.

I am currently the Chairperson/Secretary of the One Big Voice Festival. Glengarry Primary School is an active and enthusiastic participant in our programme. I love music. It has been said by many that ‘Music is food for the soul’. I believe that the contribution that it makes to the atmosphere, tone, performance and life of a school and its community is immeasurable.

I know that I am well placed, as a Community member, to bring my positive experiences and perspectives, to assist at a Board Level however I can. I have relished the opportunity to be a part of the Glengarry Primary School Board in 2019.

 

 

Melissa Stoney - Parent Representative

My name is Melissa Stoney and I am new to the School Board in 2019. I have two children at Glengarry Primary School. I have found Glengarry Primary School to be a warm and welcoming community, and I am delighted to be a part of the School Board. 

In my professional life, I run a small law firm working with clubs, charities and small to medium business. I have also worked with schools and universities for the past 10 years, providing support to research and academic programs. I have a strong interest in the education sector and working to ensure our school continues to provide a strong and positive environment for our children.