The Onslow Primary School Council is formed with the fundamental purpose of enabling parents and members of the community to participate in discussions and decisions that are in the best interest of the students, and that will enhance the education provided by the school.
The functions of the School Council include taking part in establishing and reviewing school priorities and general policy; financial planning; evaluating school performance; promoting the school in the community; and approving various charges and voluntary contributions.
Our current School Council is well served by volunteers who are skilled across a range of professions.
Please meet the current School Council parent and community members below, in addition to our school members Jacqueline Barry, Principal and Tracee Drummond, Teacher.
For 2020, the School Council meetings will be held in week three of each school term.
If you would like to contact the School Council, please do so on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have lived in the Onslow community for close to 14 years, with a break in between where I was living in Karratha. Onslow is my home now along with my partner and daughter, and where all my family live. It is a safe, quiet town, and with that we see a great community spirit to bring up children. I work for the Wirrpanda Foundation where it provides me with great insight into what the community needs and wants. This in turn allows me to be a voice, not just as a parent but for the community too. As a School Council member, I will support Onslow Primary School to reach their goals, in additon to the goals of the community.
I have lived and worked in Onslow since 2015, initially moving here as a Police Officer. The draw of Onslow saw me leave Policing in 2018 to undertake a new role with V Swans. I am married to a current teacher at Onslow Primary School and also work closely with the school through partnerships that V Swans operate, with the JET Kids and Shooting Goals programs. My wife and I love Onslow and the close and passionate Onslow community. I feel the school plays a hugely important role in the community as it contacts and engages with most of the community members at some level. As part of the School Council, I am keen to support the school in its endeavours, whilst being able to act as a representative of the community and address any needs, concerns or successes with the rest of the school council and administration.
I have worked for the Shire of Ashburton as an Engineer/Technical Officer, based here in Onslow for the past two and half years. I moved from Toowoomba, Queensland, with my family; wife Jeanna, and two school aged children Christopher and Chelsey. Having been involved in a P&C previously in Queensland, I am more than happy to take on a small role within the Onslow school community. The opportunities to enhance the educational environment here in the Pilbara are endless and everyone involved can benefit. I look forward to working towards this ultimate goal, and thank you for this chance to participate.