Function of the Board
The College Board comprises of representatives from parents, the community, staff and students. The Board has an important influence on the direction of the College with members bringing ideas and lending their expertise to strategic planning and community partnerships. We are fortunate to have an energetic, committed team, who are focussed on helping the students achieve their goals and it is encouraging that everybody works diligently to promote the best interests of the College throughout the year.
The responsibility of the Board include:
- establishing and reviewing from time to time, the College’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions
- the planning of financial arrangements necessary to fund those objectives, priorities and directions
- evaluating the College’s performance in achieving them
- formulating codes of conduct for students at the school
- 'endorse' the Delivery and Performance Agreement, Business Plan and Annual Report
- review and 'note' the College Budget and Extra Cost Optional Components
- 'note' the Funding Agreement
- approve agreements or arrangements for advertising or sponsorship
- in consultation with students, parents and staff, determine a dress code for students
- promote the College in the community
2023 Meeting Dates
The meeting dates for 2023 are proposed as follows:
- Term 1 - Monday, 27 February @ 4.00pm
- Term 2 - Monday, 22 May @ 4.00pm - Annual General Meeting
- Term 3 - Monday, 14 August @ 4.00pm
- Term 4 - Monday, 4 December @ 4.00pm
BOARD MEMBERSHIP 2023
Tracey Roberts MP - Federal Member for Pearce, WA – elected May 2022
Board Chair - Community member and former parent member
Tracey Roberts was a popularly elected Mayor of the City of Wanneroo, one of the largest and fastest growing Local Governments in Australia from 2011-2022. Tracey also held the position of Deputy Mayor from 2009-2011 and Councillor from 2003-2009. Widely experienced in Policy and Governance, she is an active member of the community and maintains a strong focus on economic development, lifestyle impact and choices for the Community. Tracey is highly experienced in strategic leadership, strategic planning and resource allocation, including the financial management of an organisation with a $200 million budget and almost $3 billion value of assets.
Tracey has qualifications in Business Management. She has previously held the positions of President of the Western Australian Local Government Association, Director of the Local Government Insurance Scheme, Vice President of the Australian Local Government Association and Deputy Chair of the National Growth Areas Alliance. Tracey is the Patron to many Community Clubs and Organisations. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Justice of the Peace and just for something different, Tracey is also a fully qualified volunteer dog trainer, specialising in German Shepherds.
Wrolf van Munster - Business Manager & WA State Manger
Board Vice Chair - Community member and former parent member
Wrolf has held many roles over his career ranging from aircraft maintenance and cleaning contractor. He is highly skilled in adhering to policies and procedures, keeping control of income and expenditure, liasing with customers both on the ground and at corporate level. He also guides and trains staff from all walks of life.
Professor Steve Chapman – ECU Vice Chancellor - CBE, PhD BSc Newc, HonDSc Edin, FRSE, FRSC, CChem
Professor Steve Chapman commenced his role as Vice-Chancellor and President of Edith Cowan University (ECU) in April 2015.
Prior to joining ECU, Professor Chapman was Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University from 2009, and Vice-Principal at the University of Edinburgh from 2006.
Professor Chapman holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy from Newcastle University. In 2001 he received the Interdisciplinary Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry for his ground-breaking work at the interface of Chemistry and Biology. He has published over 200 scientific papers in prestigious journals and has given numerous Plenary Lectures at International Conferences. He was one of the founders of ScotCHEM, the research "pooling" exercise in Chemistry across Scotland.
Among his board and committee memberships while Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University, Professor Chapman chaired the Funding Policy Committee of Universities Scotland and was a member of the Board of the Universities and Colleges Employers' Association.
In Australia, Professor Chapman is Chair of the Higher Education Standards Panel (Member since 2020, Chair from 2021) appointed by the Minister for Education to provide expert advice to the Commonwealth Government on maintaining and improving the quality and standards of Australia’s higher education and research; a Director of the Universities Australia Board (since 2020); a Member of the Board of Governors of the Forrest Research Foundation (since 2020); a Member of the Mindarie Senior College Board (since 2015) and a former Non-Executive Director of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre Board (2017 to 2020).
In 2005, Professor Chapman was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and in 2011 he received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Edinburgh. In 2016 he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to higher education.
Sue Egerton – North Metropolitan TAFE - Director, Residential Construction & Trades Portfolio
Sue’s career has spanned opportunities in the residential construction and trades, business and management, mining, retail, community services and educational sectors; across the Western Australian Goldfields and metropolitan regions, working with the Department for Community Services, the Department of Training and Workforce Development and North Metropolitan TAFE.
With over 30 years in the VET Sector, leading academic and Human Resource teams she is experienced in managing large-scale organisational and business process change, increasing organisational capability and capacity, and aligning portfolio operations with strategic directions to provide effective workforce solutions.
Sue is a strong advocate for the development of contemporary curriculum and learning resources with the influence of industry partners, implementing innovative quality teaching and learning experiences for students that ensures their successful employment in their chosen industries, and strong partnerships with industry and stakeholders designed to meet job demand for more skilled workers across Western Australia.
Sue lives within the City of Joondalup with her husband, extended family and a menagerie of pets.
Brian Piper – Small Business Owner
Community member and former parent member
Brian is a small business owner specialising in servicing and repairing swimming pools and has been in this profession since arriving in Australia. After leaving school at 16, Brian took up an apprenticeship with British Gas as a Gas Service Engineer. He was with this company for 23 years before migrating to Australia in 1999. Brian joined the Board back in 2006 when his daughter joined the College as a Year 11 student. Brian also joined the MSC Parents and Community (P & C) in 2006 and was also the Vice President for a few years. He remained a member on the P & C until it closed in 2012 even though his daughter had left the College.
Brian has been very involved in the College community attending college events and helping present awards to students.
Mike Gilbert – Deputy Principal Port School
Mike is Deputy Principal at Port School, an educational provider that works with at risk young people, known as CARE schools in Western Australia. He has been in education, training, social inclusion and crime reduction roles for over 25 years working in the UK, USA and now Australia, with periods in the consulting and corporates worlds. He is family orientated with a wife and 2 children and is active within his community with organisations such as Rotary and Apex and has been involved in many fundraising campaigns and projects over the last 30 years.
Mike is an Honorary Life Member of Klang Apex Club, which is part of an international school project that support an orphanage school in Malaysia. He also annually judges the Western Australian Department of Fire and Emergency Services Awards. Mike joins his business and community connections, stakeholder relationships and life experiences to boards and commits to provide guidance, knowledge and governance experiences whenever he can.
Eve Kamugisha – Curtin University student and former MSC student
Community member and 2022 College Captain
Eve graduated as a student at Mindarie Senior College in 2022 and is excited to be able to participate in the College Board in a different capacity. Eve attended many Board meetings as a student of the College.
Eve hopes her role and involvement in the Board will provide an insight and perspective that represents the youth in a beneficial way for many aspects of their educational and personal journeys. This position allows her to continue advocating and prioritising student matters after being College Captain and part of the student council during her years at Mindarie Senior College. She looks forward to giving a voice to MSC students, provide input to improve Mindarie Senior College and understand the important components that make the College function as well as it does.
Rania Soliman – North Metropolitan TAFE – Acting Director, English and Languages
Rania is the newest members joining the Mindarie Senior College School Board as a Parent Representative.
Rania is a registered secondary school teacher but has been in the TAFE sector for the last 15 years. She is currently Acting Director of the English and Languages Portfolio at North Metropolitan TAFE, which includes the Adult Migrant English Program, ESL courses, Auslan and Interpreting courses, and language short courses (such as Japanese, French, Mandarin, Auslan and Spanish). Education has been at the forefront of her long career, and she is passionate about the delivery of quality, accessible and inclusive educational opportunities for all. Outside work, her family keeps her busy. Rania loves volunteering in her spare time to worthy causes, such as homelessness, family domestic violence, assisting refugee settlement, and environmental issues. In what spare time is left, she loves being outdoors and reading. Rania is looking forward to making positive contributions to the College.
Jonathan Bromage – Principal Mindarie Senior College
Jonathan has been Principal of Mindarie Senior College since April 2021 and previously held principal and associate principal roles at Tuart College and the School of Isolated and Distance Education.
Starting his career as a Design and Technology teacher in inner London secondary schools, on moving to Western Australian and teaching in Geraldton, Jonathan moved into the teaching of information technology and prior to joining Mindarie Senior College led a series of State-wide online learning projects. Jonathan is Vice-President of the Western Australian Secondary School Executives Association which is formally recognised as the body which speaks for public school secondary principals and deputy principals.
Reese Driscoll – Manager of the Arts, Mindarie Senior College
Reese is the Manager of the Arts at Mindarie Senior College and has held this role since 2009. He is an inaugural staff member at the College who currently teaches Media and Music alongside leading the Arts Department. Reese also works at SCSA as the Chief Examiner and Chief Marker for Media Production and Analysis. Previously, he taught English, Media and Drama at Derby District High School and Broome Senior High School.
Reese comes from an agricultural background, shearing and working on farms in the southwest and wheatbelt of Western Australia. He has also worked in agriculture in Switzerland and the USA. Reese was also employed in the Super Pit as a survey assistant whilst studying surveying at the School of Mines in Kalgoorlie. In Kalgoorlie, he also worked at the Nickel Smelter.
Reese grew up in regional areas of Western Australia, completing his high school years at Bridgetown High School and Manjimup SHS. Reese has four adult children who all attended Mindarie Senior College.
Emily Gorst – Health & Physical Education, Mindarie Senior College
Emily is a Health and Physical Education Teacher and Year 12 Leader at the College. She has been teaching for seven years and three of those have been at Mindarie Senior College and joined the College Board in Term 2 of 2023.
Emily grew up in the Mindarie area and enjoys working in the local community. She believes Mindarie Senior College is an amazing place for young adults to discover who they are and what they want to achieve for their future and is looking forward to having an input in the direction of the College through her role on the Board.
College Board Nomination Information
All Board Members must complete a 'College Board Code of Conduct' and complete a 'Criminal History Screening' before their membership can be accepted which can befound below.
Please contact Donna Attwood on 6207 5504 if further information is required on this process.
Please note: The Screening Application must be completed and approved before you can be a member of the College Board.