School Board Members

The School Board is a legally formed body that, in partnership with our principal, is given powers to set and monitor the key directions of our school. It is the major governing body of the school and oversees the school’s performance.  In essence, the role of school board is one of setting the long term future for the school and maintaining oversight (not management) of the school’s operation. It is not about running the school – that is the job of the principal. It is about providing additional expertise to help the school achieve the best outcomes for the students.

Victoria Park Primary School Board meets twice each term on Thursday mornings at 7:30am on Weeks 3 and 8.

Board Members

Travis Miller, Principal

Yuanji (Gigi) Wen, School Chair and Parent Representative
Yuanji (Gigi) is a researcher and educator with over 10 years’ experience. Gigi received education in China and Europe and she currently works as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia. As an academic, she is passionate about kids, students and education. Since her daughter was born, Gigi has been learning to be a good mum, a close friend, a wise guide and sometimes the cheerleader of the family. Living locally, Gigi and her daughter (attending VPPS since 2021) both love VicPark. Gigi strongly believes the parent representative should serve for the interest of parents, advocate family needs, listen to the community and improve the relationships among families, school and the community. She is keen on hearing any ideas from you on how she can play her role to achieve these goals.

Erika Voges, Parent Representative
Erika is an Engineer and Health, Safety, Security, and Environment Advisor with 14 years of experience working in commercial project delivery teams. Outside of work, Erika lives locally and takes on the roles of partner, mother to two wonderful sons and two fur-babies, enjoying the neighbourhoods diversity and vibrancy. Erika is passionate about advocating for our students, parents, educators and support teams.

Alex Barry, Parent Representative
Alex is a Chemical Engineer and Project Manager within the resources industry, with 20 years’ experience in the design and delivery of mining projects.
Alex lives in Victoria Park with his wife and two sons, and is enjoying his growing and active role in his children’s lives and pursuits. He is an advocate for the School’s vision and values and will actively support the school executive to deliver positive educational outcomes and a sense of community for all students. Alex also has a particular interest in the promotion of STEM education to inspire the next generation of scientists, technology experts and engineers.

Rowena Skinner, Community Representative
In her day job, Rowena works as an office manager at the Greens head office. She has lived in Vic Park for 30 years and served 18 years as local councillor. In her spare time she is a volunteer finance officer at Victoria Park Arts Centre and volunteer treasurer for Vic Park Community Garden, she loves gardening, collecting teddy bears and reading great books.

Anthea Davies, Staff Representative
Anthea Davies is an educator with more than twenty years experience. She has taught across all year levels (Kindergarten to Year 8) both in regional and metropolitan schools. Anthea’s passion is in Early-childhood education and the learning environment and has been lucky enough to have travelled interstate and internationally to gain experience and expertise in these areas. Anthea has also been a Curriculum Leader in the area of Mathematics, presenting professional development to teachers and network schools. Anthea enjoys living locally with her husband and two teenage boys, with whom she is often engaged with in activities around the community.

Tara Claassens, Staff Representative

Rebeka Terry, Staff Representative