School Board

Noranda Primary School

School Board 2023

School Board ChairMatt Deaves

I’m Matt Deaves, a parent of 3 students at Noranda Primary School. I’m passionate about STEM, learning through exploration, and the importance of inclusive physical, academic and creative pursuits for a healthy community. “Knowledge and Friendship” is the NPS motto, so in joining the School Board I wish to support a School environment in which my family can thrive, with every hope that others may also benefit from the success of our Students, the School, the Board and the wider NPS Community.
Parent Representative
Michael Field
Hi, my name is Michael Field. I have two children at Noranda Primary School. My wife is also a past student of the school. I was first approached by my daughter’s Year 2 teacher who thought I would be a great asset for the school board. At first, I was unsure if it was something I could contribute to. I’m now in my second tenure and have a greater understanding of the school board and what it entails with collaboration between staff, parents and students. It’s been a pleasure to be part of a successful and thriving school.
Parent Representative
Kelly Maher
Hi, I’m Kelly Maher, a Parent of three boys, two currently attending Noranda Primary School with my eldest graduating here as School Captain in 2022.  Our experience here at Noranda Primary School has been incredibly positive, so it only felt fitting to give back to the School that has given my boys so much. After consulting with a previous Board member, I decided to apply as a Parent Representative with no prior experience except a desire to be a voice for those who might not always be heard, and wanting an understanding of the inner workings of the School.  Every meeting has been an amazing learning opportunity, and I know that the decisions we make contribute to building a better school and learning environment for students today and tomorrow.  I feel so incredibly proud and privileged to be a member of our School Board.

Parent Representative

Celia McCarthy

Hi, I am Celia McCarthy, I have two children at Noranda Primary School. I have a strong interest in the focus of student achievement and being involved in the implementation of policies that ensure success for all students. Children thrive in a positive learning environment, which paves the way to become successful adults and citizens. Being a member of the Noranda Primary School Board is my way of giving back and I feel strongly about the relationship between parents and the School Community. 

Parent RepresentativeNed Hatswell

I’m Ned Hatswell, joining for my first year as a Board member in 2023, currently with 2 children at NPS and with 2 more to start over the next 3 years. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to sit on the School Board and look forward to contributing and connecting with the wider school community. I’m interested in music, science and the natural world around us. What’s most important to me is that the school is a safe and inclusive place to learn. A place that the students look forward to visiting, and can have a positive and successful learning experience. If you see me lugging a trolley full of kids around the school, come and say g’day!
Community Representative
alan_rAlan Radford
I`m Alan Radford. My wife and I have lived and raised a family in the Morley area for 57 years and the last 35 of those years in Noranda. I Retired from Telstra and in 2001, I was elected as a councillor for City of Bayswater, where I served for 14 years. During that time, over 15 years ago, I was elected to the board of Bayswater Community Financial Services, which operates a Bendigo Bank in Bayswater and previously in Noranda. I am also on the Hampton Park Primary school board.  I was asked to be on the Noranda Primary School Board as a Community Representative because of my connections in the local community. It has been a pleasure to able to contribute to the School Board as part of the community. Thank you.
Principal (Ex Officio)Kristy Harrison

I am the Principal of Noranda Primary School and truly value the School Board. My motivation for growing and maintaining a healthy School Board is to build the partnership with parents and the community to grow our school to be the best we can. Partnering with families creates connections between home and school which boosts engagement for our students in attending and learning at Noranda Primary School. It also ensures we have a direct line to the parent body to ensure parents can know what we as a school are striving to do, and gain parent perspective and insights into our efficacy in meeting the needs of our students to ensure their success.

Staff RepresentativeKerry Fullarton I am one of the Associate Principals at Noranda Primary School and have been part of the staff since 2010. I am passionate about assisting each child to reach their full potential. A holistic approach to education with strong partnerships creates a nurturing environment. The Board provides an opportunity for effective communication with the community. It is great to be a part of a group of people who are taking an active part in our school.

Staff RepresentativeSallie Sampson

I have been a teacher since 1991 and have three adult children. When my children were young, I was involved at their school on the P&C and School Council. I arrived at Noranda Primary School in 2019 and prior to that taught in a wide range of schools. As a relative newcomer to the staff, I offered to join the school board to gain a better connection with the school, its operation and links with the community. I hope to be able to contribute to and build upon the strengths that make Noranda Primary School such a great place. Teaching to me, is more than a job and seeing positive outcomes for all students is what each day is about.

Future Meetings and Minutes

15th February 2023 Meeting Minutes
15th March 2023 Meeting Minutes
10th May 2023 Meeting cancelled
7th June 2023 Meeting Minutes
2nd August 2023 Meeting Minutes
6th September 2023 Meeting Minutes
25th October 2023
22nd November 2023


a) The Board has the powers and duties:

i) to make recommendations in the following:

• establishing and reviewing from time to time, the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions;

• the planning of financial arrangements necessary to fund those objectives, priorities and directions;

• evaluating the school’s performance in achieving them; and
• formulating codes of conduct for students at the school.

ii) to make recommendations in consultation with students, their parents and staff on an appropriate dress code for students when they are attending or representing the school;

iii) to promote the school in the community;

iv) to approve:

• charges and contributions for the provision of certain materials, services and facilities under section 99(4) of the School Education Act;

• extra cost optional components of educational programs under section 100(3) of the School Education Act;

• items to be supplied by a student for use in an educational program under section 108(2) of the School Education Act; and

• any agreements or arrangements for advertising or sponsorship in relation to the school under section 216(5) of the School Education Act.

v) to provide advice to the principal of the school on:

• a general policy concerning the use in school activities of prayers, songs and material based on religious, spiritual or moral values being used in a school activity as part of religious education; and

• the implementation of special religious education under section 69(2) of the School Education Act.

vi) with the approval of the Minister or Director General, as the Minister’s delegate, to:

• take part in the selection of, but not the appointment of, the school principal or any other member of the teaching staff under section 129(2) of the School Education Act.

b) The Board cannot:

i) intervene in the control or management of the school;
ii) intervene in the educational instruction of students;
iii) exercise authority over teaching staff or other persons employed at the school; and
iv) intervene in the management or operation of a school fund.

Terms of Reference


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