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School Board Members 2017 2017-05-02T12:51:27+00:00

The School Board is comprised of parents, teachers and community members who contribute to the strategic policy direction of the School. In simple terms, the Board serves to influence and shape the values that underpin the School which in turn influences the education our kids receive.   If you have any queries about the School Board, what it is and what it does, suggestions or recommendations for the School or how to get involved with it please feel free to contact any of the Board members identified below or email spscouncilchair@gmail.com.

Sam Nunn

Sam NunnSam Nunn is Chair of the School Board. Residing within the boundaries of the 40 km per hour school zone of Success Primary, Sam is a keen advocate of traffic management and road safety around the School and assisted with the introduction of footpaths and no-parking zones around the School to better improve pedestrian access to the school for our students. A firm believer in an engaged parental, school and local community working together to promote better educational opportunities for our kids Sam has served on the Board since 2011, serving with each of Success’ four principals. Sam is keen to ensure that the Board reflects and responds to the school community’s needs and concerns and welcomes any questions parents and community members may have for the Board.

Sue Knight

Sue KnightSue is the Principal of Success Primary and moved from Leda Primary School in 2014. She is an experienced Principal having headed Leda Primary School for 6 years and prior to that working as a teacher and in a variety of senior positions in the District Office in Karratha and the Pilbara region for 22 years. As an experienced educator and administrator Sue has a keen understanding of what is required to run a diverse school like Success. Sue is Success Primary’s fourth Principal and the first to experience Success as an IPS school. Sue is keen to help the Board ensure a smooth and successful transition to IPS occurs so the benefits of this long sought initiative can best be realised for Success.

Tash Pedersen

Natasha (Tash) Pedersen is the mother of 3 girls, 2 of whom are at Success Primary, with the 3rd due to start Kindergarten in 2016. Tash has been a member of the Success community since her family chose to build their home here in 2007. Tash has had a keen interest in early childhood development and education for many years, and is a qualified Education Assistant. (Photo unavailable)

Kaye Blackburn

Kaye BlackburnKaye Blackburn is Associate Principal at Success Primary School and has over 28 years experience in teaching students with special needs in a variety of settings. Kaye is a foundation staff member and has been with the school since it opened in 2009. Kaye receives great satisfaction working in the school environment and believes that Success Primary School has the potential to offer great opportunities to all students and the community.

Eva Colic

Eva Colic has 2 boys who attend Success Primary School.  Eva is also on the Telstra WA Regional Board, and Personal Assistant to the Director of Telstra WA Regional Sales & Service.  As a parent, Eva would like to see every student at Success given the opportunity to excel and be amongst the brightest stars in WA.  Eva believes in a learning environment which also fosters self-esteem, self-awareness, resilience and social skills.

Michelle Gilmore

Michelle Gilmore has 3 children aged 9, 6 and 1. Her eldest child is a foundation student of Success Primary so she has been a part of the Success community since it opened. Michelle runs an online scrapbooking business from home. She has been a member of the P&C for the past 6 years and is very proud of being the Fete Co-ordinator for the two fetes held at the school which raised funds for the playground shade structures. (Photo unavailable).

Serena Stirling

Serena Stirling has 25 years experience teaching students with special needs. She is passionate about improving educational outcomes for all students,particular those with disabilities, and helping them to reach their full potential.​ Serena is a foundation member of Success Primary School, having taught at the school since it opened in 2009. She is currently taking a break from classroom teaching and enjoying her new role as a Consulting Teacher with the School of Special Educational Needs: Disability (SSEND). As a Consulting Teacher, Serena collaborates with administrators, teachers and support staff to strengthen inclusive cultures and practice and provide support for students with disability and diverse learning needs.

Kate Smith

Kate Smith is a new teacher to Success Primary, who is very enthusiastic about being a part of the school community. Kate is teaching Year 4 in LC7.1 and is a firm believer in intentional teaching and purposeful learning in a safe, constructive and fun environment. Kate is very excited to get to know the Success community and help guide it in a positive direction whilst being on the School Board.

Sarah Glover

Sarah Glover has a son in year 3 at Success. Sarah and her family have lived in Success for over 8 years. A former Design Technology secondary school teacher in the UK, she now coordinates service wide Safety, Quality and Risk at Fiona Stanley Hospital. Sarah has a particular interest in the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) within the teaching curriculum. She supports a holistic approach to raising confident, curious and caring students.

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