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Members of the Board participate in the development and review of college priorities (through the Business Plan development) and general policy directions. As a College Board for an Independent Public School, the Board has a financial oversight responsibility; to develop financial arrangements necessary to fund college objectives and priorities. The Board plays a role in the evaluation of the performance of the college in achieving its objectives.

In addition, the Board promotes the college in the community. The College Board also participates in formulating college values, codes of conduct and the dress code for students. Other functions are outlined in sections 70, 99(4), 100 (3), 108 (2) and 216(5) of the School Education Act, 1999.

In 2011 when the college became an Independent Public School, the role of our College Board changed to board governance through increased participation and decision making.

Members of the Board are from a diverse range of backgrounds. The current board members include parents, teachers, administrators, industry, and university academics. Each member brings a unique perspective to the board and this reflects the views of the general population.

2023 parent nominations and bios

Roz LipscombeRoz Lipscombe’s career is in culture, heritage and the arts, particularly in regional cultural development.  She has developed and managed strategic projects and policy in State Government and the not-for-profit sector, in Aboriginal arts and culture and community heritage, and worked in the executive team at the WA Museum.  Roz has recently joined the new Strategic Partnerships Team at Lotterywest.  She has a long association with Darlington Primary School, both in the P and C and on the School Council, and been an active member of the school community.  Roz believes passionately in the value of the arts in the growth and development of every young person.
Preslava VoutevaMother of year 7, Musical Theatre student

My motivation to apply for a member of the Board of JCCA is to assist in shaping the future of this amazing school.

This current year I have volunteered as a Parent Committee member. This role gave me the opportunity to learn more about the school and its enthusiastic Principal.

In Summary: I am a Mechanical Engineer. Currently, I am working for a major Mine Company as a Principal Estimator.

I love to watch sports, read books, long walks and support my son in his activities.

Michael SmartI have been an active member on the JCCA Board and community for the past three years. My two children attend JCCA – Yr7 Media Arts and Yr9 Music Theatre.

As a qualified accountant, I have worked in senior management roles, conducted planning and strategy design for organisations and now work as a Program Director in the finance sector.

My business skills and experience have been a valuable addition to the Board, working on the strategic plan and securing funding for the new College buildings.

I am keen to continue my role on the Board and would appreciate your support.

Paola PolistenaI am Paola Polistena, mother of Alice ( year 10) and Tiziana (year 8) Sancetta.

I work full time job as a doctor, specialized in Haematology. Regardless my commitments, I really would like to be more involved in my daughters’ school , to promote initiatives to involve parents and parents in school life, to collaborate so that the school carries out tis educational and training task with serenity, to collaborate to increasingly make our school a pleasant place where our children can flourish and express. I would be honored to fill this role. I thank everyone who wants to support me

Soula VeryradierWith over 20 years’ experience of senior strategic and operational roles in the arts and cultural sector Soula Veyradier has established exceptional creative programs with meaningful opportunities for arts practitioners reaching multi-sector audiences and developed significant partnerships with government, university, private sector, community, and cultural organisations.

Soula possesses an innovative, strategic, and operationally-sound approach to the development of arts and community initiatives, informed by her deep understanding of the WA geographical identity and cultural ecology.

She is committed to developing the creative sector, represented by many advisory positions, board memberships and enduring networks to deliver strong, targeted, and impactful outcomes for the college.

David ClarkeDavid is a Director of a boutique risk consultancy based in Perth. Educated at Wesley College Melbourne and from a long line of educators in Australia and the UK, he firmly believes in a pragmatic approach to education that harnesses each student’s strengths and capabilities regardless of background so they can achieve within a safe environment. In doing so, a positive and supportive organisational and peer culture will ensue and student individuality and identity allowed to flourish.

David is based within the Fremantle area. When he’s not working he enjoys planning his next adventure overseas and watching various soccer leagues from around the world.

Ann-Marie RyanAnn-Marie and family live in nearby Palmyra, with a daughter completing the Drama program at JCCA. In her professional role, Ann-Marie collaborates with the creative, and digital technology industries to provide strategic advice to government, schools, training, and higher education providers about workforce planning for these sectors across WA.

She sits on industry advisory boards for TAFE and the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, and has a personal passion for supporting broad cohorts of students to access arts and technology careers. She welcomes the opportunity to give back to the College community and will bring a wealth of expertise and industry links to the Board.

2023 Board Meetings

The Board meets on the first Wednesday of most months at 4.30 pm in the Principal’s office.

2022/23 Members

Office BearersStaff RepresentativesParent Representatives
Chair – Cavelle MonckPrincipal – Travis VladichSecretary – Jasmine Mavaddat

Treasurer – Travis Vladich

Nathan CurnowMelissa PrinceJudy Hendrickse

Sally Harban

Chantal BourgaultBianca ByrneRachael O’Byrne

Michael Smart

Ryan Hodgson