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.

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.

Catherine Rudd – Staff Representative 

I first set foot at Glengarry in 2007 as a relief teacher and since then have been fortunate enough to contribute to the growth and development of our school across many roles that I have held as a classroom teacher from Pre- Primary to Year 7, and in specialist roles. Whilst being a committed Mum to my three delights, I currently work as the school Mathematics Coordinator, and as the Year 4/5 teacher part-time alongside Sarah Resnik. As I continue to pursue my teaching career I am reminded of how lucky I am to be part of such a motivated, engaging and wholesome school community.

I am passionate about teaching students how to be good people and I love that we have positive role models in our student leadership, staff and community to show them how.  In my first term on the school board I hope to bring energy and drive in our pursuit of achieving excellence across all areas of schooling.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

 

Paul Fuller – Associate Principal/Staff Representative

It is a great privilege to have been selected to represent the Glengarry staff on the School Board. I have been an educator for 15 years and am currently in my third year as Associate Principal at Glengarry. I have taught in a variety of different public schools, and currently have the pleasure of teaching French to students in Years 4, 5 and 6. As a parent of four children, and foster carer for many more over the years, I know the enormous positive impact that a quality education can have on a child’s life. I am greatly looking forward to working with our wonderful parent community to ensure that every child in every classroom is achieving success every day.  


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.    

 

Vi Garrood – Parent Representative

 

My name is Vi Garrood and both my daughters attend Glengarry Primary School.  One of the things that I love about this school is the strong sense of community, which can only happen if everyone pulls together to build an environment of trust, respect, support and collaboration.  In 2020 I was delighted to be elected to the School Board, where I hope to help further grow the community and educational aspirations of the school.

By profession I am an electrical engineer, and manage a team that develop long term plans for remote energy systems across Western Australia.  I really enjoy science, technology, and engineering and like how students are increasingly being exposed to STEM as part of the school curriculum.