College Board

The Halls Head College Board is formed with the fundamental purpose of enabling parents and members of the community to engage in activities that are in the best interests of the students and will enhance the education provided at the College.

The elected members include parents, staff and community members. The Principal of the college is a member.

Our Board takes part in:
  • establishing and reviewing, from time to time, the college’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions as outlined in the Business Plan
  • planning financial arrangements necessary to fund those objectives, priorities and directions
  • evaluating the school’s performance in achieving those objectives, priorities and directions including endorsing and reviewing the college’s annual Budget [1]
  • the selection of, but not the appointment of, the School Principal or any other member of the teaching staff if prior approval is given by the Regional Executive Director [2]
Approves of:
  • a charge or contribution determined by the college for the provision of materials, services and facilities
  • the costs determined by the college to be paid for participation in an extra cost optional component of the school’s educational program
  • the items determined by the college to be supplied by a student for the student’s personal use in the school’s educational program; and
  • an agreement or arrangement for advertising or sponsorship in relation to a government school
Role of Board members:
  • Parent members of the Board bring their experience as parents at the school, and the views and context of the wider school community
  • Community members may bring expertise such as business or accounting skills that the Board is looking for at that time
  • Department of Education employees bring their educational expertise

[1] The budget summarises the income received annually from the Department of Education and other sources; it also lists planned expenditure, including salaries. Budget is under section 5.1.4 of the Department of Education’s Financial Management in Schools Finance and Accounting policy. Planning financial arrangements is section 128(a)(ii) of the School Education Act 1999

[2] Participation in selection processes by a representative of the Council is restricted to positions determined through local selection and will not include vacancies filled through the central transfer or placement process or the redeployment process regulated by the Public Sector Management (Redeployment and Redundancy) Regulations 1994. Section 129(2) of the School Education Act 1999

 

Halls Head College Board Members

 Bronwyn White – Principal

Bronwyn has been an educator since 1983 when she first was posted as an English and Art teacher to Pemberton District High.  For 38 years she has worked in schools and always been passionate about innovating education so that it meets the changing needs of students.  Putting student needs first and foremost, providing them with flexibility, opportunity, safety and challenge has always been at the forefront of every decision made. 

Bronwyn became Principal of Halls Head College in 2015 and has no further job aspiration than to continue to refine and grow Halls Head College to be the best it can be so that every student realises their personal best and moves forward with confidence, currency and credentials into the world beyond secondary school.  To have been entrusted this role is a privilege and responsibility that she does not take lightly.  Bronwyn values parent, community and industry partnerships as together we create relevance, promote rigour and cement strong relationships that are key to success

Veronica SmithBoard Chair

Veronica Smith is an experienced and accomplished business and community leader, with a strong desire to lead and support the further development of education in the Peel Region.

With a career spanning over three decades, Veronica’s experience in the public, private and community sectors, provides her with a unique ability to identify, understand and offer strategic insight around current social and educational issues and trends, impacting at both the global and local levels.

Veronica has sat on a number of Boards over her career, and in her current role as Chairperson of the Halls Head College Board, is committed to providing leadership and support to the Halls head College Executive team and community.

Veronica has been a resident of Mandurah for almost ten years, is married to Derry and mum to six wonderful sons. She loves to spend time with her three young grandsons, and cook a family feast for all of the family every Sunday night!

Margaret Bolt is the Manager Corporate Services at Halls Head College. Margaret has been in the role of Business Manager with the Department of Education since 1999 both in primary and secondary schools and at Halls Head College since January 2009.Margaret also volunteered her time for a number of years as the P&C Treasurer for another senior high school while her 3 children attended that school.


Since Margaret’s time at Halls Head College, she has supported the college transition from a middle school to a senior college, becoming an Independent Public School, the change of the college name, college uniform and college branding, the extensive $40 million building program and the introduction of the new Student Centred Funding Model in 2015. Halls Head College nominated Margaret for the 2015 WASSRA Business Manager of the Year Awards and Margaret is honoured to have been one of the 3 finalists for this award in Western Australia.


Margaret looks forward to being a part of, and supporting, the exciting future of Halls Head College.

Ab Chaudhry is a parent to two current students at Halls Head College and is passionate about creating opportunities for our students. Whilst Ab is a valued community member within our college, he is also a Music Teacher with Falcon Primary School and can often be found working with our Arts team backstage or front and centre at events which focus on the Arts. Ab has over 20 years educational experience as a former Administrator and as a teacher and has also run his own Music/Drama School, which once performed to over 20,000 fans at his beloved Reading Football Club in the UK.

 

 

Justine Hansen  has lived in the Binjareb Region for the past 30 years and is passionate about her local community, the people and its beautiful environment. She has worked in local community health services, public health unit, child protections services and Relationships Australia, and since 1994 supported the development of health promotion, parenting support and education programs through the lens of a community development approach.

She has worked for the past 5 years with Anglicare WA. She supports a team of people that deliver services to families in the community through the Child and Parent Centre – Dudley Park which focuses on early years and Parenting Connection WA a region wide services,  supporting carers and parents that grow children. She loves working alongside of people and families from all cultures and walks of life and seeing communities connect, create, and thrive.

She is passionate about the arts and its ability to connect, inspire and teach and is currently on the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre board.She lives in Falcon with her two growing boys, her husband and dog and loves living in the beautiful water surrounded area of Bindjareb.She is new to the Halls Head school board and excited to learn and contribute to the school and the surrounding community.

Lisa Mellersh

 

 

 

 

Ian Norgrove  is a passionate STEM educator that has been teaching since 2009. Ian has been part of the Halls Head Community since 2019.  Since being at Halls Head College, he has taught Science, Engineering and Design and Technology classes. 

Prior to being a teacher Ian served in the Royal Australian Air Force as an Avionic Engineer and has been deployed to serve overseas on numerous occasions. He is an avid Tottenham Hotspur fan, husband, and father to two kids

 

 

Lyndall PearceParent Representative

Lyndall Pearce is a parent with a current student at Halls Head College. She is a devoted mother and is passionate about paying it forward and making this world a better place one step at a time with a kind gesture every day. Lyndall felt drawn to Halls Head College as a place of acceptance and belonging as soon as she set foot in our school. Lyndall knows how important it was to her when growing up, to have someone in her school who accepted, who listened and who cared.   She is keen to pay this forward and provide a voice on the Board to ensure we maintain and grow our focus on Care – one of our core values.

Lyndall also contributes to Halls Head College in her role as our Canteen Manager. Free breakfasts and creating a more welcoming and friendly place for students and staff to congregate in and enjoy are contributions that she has already delivered to our Halls Head College family.

Amanda Roughton  is the School Board secretary who is also Assistant to the Executive team at Halls Head College. Amanda has been employed with the Department of Education for the last 6 years and before this was a legal secretary.

Amanda has recently moved to Mandurah after living in the country and is enjoying spending time at the beach with her husband and two sons.