Governance, Accountability & Community Voice

Our school board consists of elected parents, community members, and staff representatives. With in a highly trusting environment the board offers a forum in which we can share and reflect on the progress and improvement of the school. In addition the board provides a voice for the community that informs strategic and future thinking.

Clare Menck
Board Chairperson

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I have been at Carlisle Primary School since 2015, serving on the Board since 2016. I am passionate about public education. I want to support our hard-working staff, and see Board membership as where I can contribute to the life of the school. In 2018, I have children in year three and pre-primary. When not at school I balance a number of volunteer and paid roles, of which the most substantial is running my own business as a consultant historian.

Cameron Lindley
Principal

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Our school board continues to go from strength to strength and as the Principal at Carlisle since 2017 I have had the privilege of working with great members of both our staff and community. The board plays a significant role in governance, school self-assessment, and provides an invaluable connection to the community. We are fortunate to have a group who have a strong view to developing our school both now and for the future. I value the board’s ability to catalyse these inspiring lines of inquiry and look forward to working alongside them again this year.

Patrick Shirras
Parent Representative

Patricia Walsh-MacPherson
Parent Representative

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I am married with two children.  I have worked in the legal profession for over 30 years.  I specialise in Estate Planning which I have been involved in for the past 20 years. My involvement with Carlisle Primary School dates back to 2008 when my daughter Mikaela commenced in Kindergarten.  Since that time I have volunteered in class every week, sometimes twice a week, as parent helper, attended every talent show, choir performance, presentation night, sports carnival and everything in between for the last 10 years.  My son Alex commenced Kindergarten at Carlisle in 2012 and is currently in year 5. I am a former member of the P & C Association, firstly as a member, then as Treasurer and finally as President.  I am also a former member of the School Board. I enjoy being involved in the Carlisle Primary School community.  It has been and continues to be a pleasure to get to the know the children, staff and parents and I hope to continue to do so whilst my son is a student at Carlisle and through my involvement with the School Board.

Kim Duong
Parent Representative

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Hi, I’m Kim and am a Carlisle Primary School alumna, having served on the Carlisle Primary’s School Board and been an active parent helper since 2017 when my eldest daughter began Kindergarten. In 2020, I have another child in Kindergarten and one acting as my shadow.  I am currently on maternity leave for a global professional services firm in management consulting and have acted in a number of senior governance roles in multiple industries. I look forward to continue to contribute to the continued development of our school for our children and our community.

Gary Mack
Community Representative

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Gary has been on the Carlisle School Board for the last three years. He is a independent children’s lawyer, family lawyer and accredited mediator, frequently appearing in the Children’s and Family Courts. He has a passionate commitment to education and is also a member of the All Saint’s College Board. Gary has been involved with Carlisle for the last 17 years through his sponsorship of the Perry Mack Award for Endeavour. Gary has three adult children and was actively involved in his children’s schools when they were growing up. 

Jacqueline Bell
Staff Representative

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Hi, I’m Jacqueline but most people know me as Jacqui. I have been teaching at Carlisle for 11 years and find the positive culture makes it amazing place to work. I am the NQS Team Leader for Carlisle and the NQS Belmont Network Leader as well as being part of the PBS team. I enjoy being on the School Board as it is an interesting and rewarding role. It allows me to be the voice that helps represent the staff and students at Carlisle. I look forward to being part of the team as our school maintains its positive momentum in providing the best learning opportunities, environments and needs of our students, staff and school.

Rae Schwikkard
Staff Representative

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Hi, I’m Rae! I’ve been teaching at Carlisle for 5 years and have a passion for making learning fun and engaging for all students. I am the Phase of Learning Leader for Year 1 and 2 and enjoy working collaboratively with my colleagues to achieve the best outcomes for our students and inspire them to become confident learners. As a member of the school board I look forward to working with my fellow members to drive change and ensure that we continue to make a difference to every child in our community.

Kirsty Newland
Staff Representative

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Hello my name is Kirsty Newland and I have been a teacher at Carlisle Primary School for over 5 years. It is a great pleasure to be a member of the school board, an important and rewarding role that contributes to the success of our unique school.  I look forward to working together with all members of the board to establish a clear vision for the school that reflects the aspirations and needs of our students and our school culture.