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.
Nicholas Wills-Johnson, Board Chair
Nick Wills-Johnson has one son (Isaac) in Year 2 at Victoria Park Primary School. In his day job, he works as an economist at a gas pipeline. He has been on the school board since 2017, and is very interested in exploring ways in which we can improve our school. Please feel free to contact him with your ideas at the email address below
Travis Miller, Principal
Deepti Sarde, Parent Representative
Deepti Sarde is one of the parent reps. She has a daughter Ananya, and a son Abhay currently attending Victoria Park Primary School. Apart from being a mum, Deepti also works as an Analytics Manager at a bank. Deepti is keen to work with parents, school staff and the community to make VPPS even better for our kids. Please feel free to contact her if you have any suggestions or concerns.
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