Balcatta Senior High School Board members
Balcatta SHS School Board consists of the following members:
Helen Maitland - Principal
Helen joined us as one of our two Associate Principals in 2015 responsible for students in Years 7 to 9. In 2019, Helen won the position of Principal of Balcatta Senior High School. Helen started her career as a teacher of Home Economics and then went on to become Head of Learning Area. Helen has extensive experience as a Deputy Principal and brings a wealth of expertise in student services, curriculum and whole school planning. Helen believes that when teachers, parents and community members work together, we maximise the chances for every child’s future success.
Margaret brings extensive expertise and experience in education, employment services and corporate governance from her background in top positions in the WA and NT Education and Training Systems. Margaret has also provided consultancy services in Fiji and Brunei and has held positions in the Executive Service of the Australian Government Public Service, Canberra. She currently works as a consultant, including as a Reviewer of Independent Public Schools and In Registering non-Government schools. As a volunteer, she sits on two other Boards of ‘not for profit’ organisations. She has a passion and commitment to the important role schools play in providing excellence in learning and a safe and happy place for students to attend.
Professor Ted Snell AM
Professor Ted Snell, AM CitWA, is Chief Cultural Officer at the University of Western Australia. Over the past two decades, he has contributed to the national arts agenda through roles as Chair of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, Chair of Artbank, Chair of the Asialink Visual Arts Advisory Committee and as a Board member of the National Association for the Visual Arts. He is currently on the board of the UQ Art Museum, the ARC Advisory Council, Chair of the Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide and Chair of University Art Museums Australia. He has been a commentator on the arts for ABC radio and television and is currently Perth art reviewer for The Australian and a regular contributor to local and national journals. He is also the patron of Balcatta Senior High School's Gifted and Talented Visual Art Program.
Chris has always been involved in education and building strong communities. He is an experienced teacher and a former State Member of Parliament. His wife teaches at West Balcatta Primary School and his four children all attended Balcatta Senior High School. Chris believes in supporting local school initiatives and providing great educational opportunities for Balcatta High School students. He is very keen to be a part of the new school building program and to see the benefits to teachers, students and learning.
Carli is a passionate Drama and English teacher as well as an experienced Coordinator of Performing Arts. Carli holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Management and is currently studying her PhD. Her research interests include student wellness, pre-service teacher experiences and scholarly internships. Carli is a Lecturer and Academic Coordinator of Professional Practice (secondary) at Edith Cowan University.
Helen Notis - Chair
Helen was elected as the Board Chair in 2017. She has been an active and passionate parent representative within the Balcatta Senior High School Community since 2013. Helen is a qualified Accountant and a member of CPA Australia with over 30 years’ experience in Commerce and Industry in the areas of finance and banking, retail and hospitality. She is honoured to serve on the Board and hopes that she can make a meaningful input to our school’s development and planning for the future. In collaboration with our Board, Helen hopes to have an important influence on the direction of Balcatta Senior High School by providing support to our Principal and to strengthen the school’s capacity to achieve better outcomes for our students.
Karen is the parent of a Year 10 Gifted and Talented Visual Art student at Balcatta Senior High School and has worked for many years in banking and then moved into the ‘not for profit’ sector. Karen has been a foster carer for many years and is currently studying counselling part-time. As a past student of Balcatta Senior High School and with a long family history at the school, Karen is proud to be a member of the School Board and hopes to contribute to the success of the school for the students and the community.
Georgie became a Board member in 2017 and is a parent of a current Year 7 and Year 9 student. Previously, she served on the Board of St Lawrence Primary School for five years. Georgie is passionate about working with all members of the Board in raising the profile of the school as a first choice destination for students.
Phillip became a Board member in 2019 and is a parent of a current Year 7 student and a Year 5 student at West Balcatta Primary School. He is excited about the benefits the redevelopment program will provide our students. Phillip will assist and work with the Board to enhance the profile of the school ensuring that the local community place Balcatta SHS as their first choice in high schools.
Igor became a Board member in 2019 and is a parent of a current
Year 7 student. He is a former graduate of Balcatta SHS (class of '94). Igor is a passionate advocate of the school within the community, is very keen for the school to be the first choice destination for students and is excited about the benefits of the new school building program for students, staff and the community.
Kevin is our longest serving staff member and has been teaching at Balcatta for 28 years. In his 45 year career, he has taught at Pinjarra, Greenwood, Scarborough and Woodvale Senior High Schools. He is passionate about the importance of building positive relationships and believes every student has enormous potential and it is his job to help find the spark that will ignite a love of learning in each student.
Anna is School Board Secretary and has been a teacher librarian at Balcatta Senior High School since 1987. Before joining Balcatta Senior High School, she taught at Harvey Agricultural District High School, South Fremantle Senior High School and Mirrabooka Senior High School.
To be advised