About our School Board
The School Board is a legally formed body that, in partnership with our staff, 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.
Duncraig Primary School Board meets twice each term.
The Board consists of the Principal, representatives from the staff and elected parents and community representatives. The current make up is: three staff (including the Principal) and four parent/community members.
Duncraig Primary School Board Members
Lyn Dawson – Principal
Leah Clegg – Staff representative
Jenny Cole – Staff representative
Nicole Becker – Board Chair/Parent representative
Dion Gliddon – Parent representative
Mandy Marett – Parent representative
Vacant – Community representative
Board Chair Dr Nicole Becker
Nicole Becker has been a parent and active member of the Duncraig Primary School community for over eight years with her youngest in year 2. Nicole has a strong background in science and has worked as a research fellow as well as taught at a university level. She is passionate about making sure the needs of all students, regardless of their abilities and backgrounds are an absolute priority. In her spare time Nicole likes baking for people she really likes.
I am a country girl born and bred and spent my childhood on a wheat and sheep farm. I am a mother of four children, including twins who range in age from 20 – 13. I began my teaching career in 1990 and have taught in the country , overseas and in the Perth metropolitan area. With the little spare time I have, I enjoy cross stitching, cooking and spending time with my family.
Mandy Marett has been a member of the Duncraig Primary school board since 2016 and is also an active member of the school’s P&C. She has one child attending the school currently in year 4. Mandy has a background in school psychology and a particular interest in the promotion of mental health and well-being and is part of the Social Emotional Learning Subcommittee of the board. She believes that strong community-school partnerships are an important contributing factor for optimal student development.