Lucy Hopkins (Parent Representative) Our family joined the Lake Monger Primary School community in 2017. I believe it is important that every child has access to opportunities to fulfil their potential, both academically and socially. My background in law and advocacy has provided me with skills that can assist the Board in its governance role of LMPS. I am grateful for the opportunity to help ensure all LMPS students receive a rounded, enjoyable and challenging education.
Diane Tomlinson (Principal) I have been the Principal of Lake Monger Primary School since October 2015. I am very committed to continuing the ‘view to excellence’ at Lake Monger Primary School. I strongly believe in quality effective teaching and learning being key to the development of the whole child. I thoroughly enjoy working with the P&C and School Board Representatives.
Alexia Caraes (Parent Representative) Born and raised in France, I went to Canada to study and after five years (...and five long winters) my partner and I decided to come to Australia in 2007 and live in summertime! I am currently working in aged care with a background in commerce, journalism and public relations. I have been a member of the Lake Monger Primary School community since 2015 when my son David started kindergarten. Since then my other son Jeremy has joined this incredible little school.
Abbie Taylor (Staff Representative) I began my teaching career at Lake Monger Primary School in 2013 as an Early Childhood educator after completing my studies at Edith Cowan University. My goal as an educator has always been to provide children with learning experiences that not only support their holistic development, but also develop in them a passion for learning and attending school each day. I love the Lake Monger School community because of its warm, welcoming and multi-cultural identity. As a teacher I feel very lucky to work with such wonderful children every day. I am excited to be a part of the LMPS school board.
Steve Jurilj (Community Representative) I have been the Associate Principal of Perth Modern School since 2010. In that time I have been involved in the strategic leadership of Western Australia’s only fully selective school catering for the needs of gifted students. Prior to Perth Modern School I have worked in a range of government schools including Kwinana SHS (now Gilmore College), John Wilcock SHS, Wanneroo SHS, Woodvale SC and Duncraig SHS. I have led the implementation of Independent Public School in two schools and be involved in two review processes. I have also held the position of President of the West Australian Secondary Teachers Administrators Association (WASTAA) which leads the development and support of Level 3 Administrators in Secondary Schools throughout Western Australia.
Kate Rennie (Deputy Principal) I was very excited to join the Lake Monger Primary School community at the beginning of 2020 as the Deputy Principal. I am passionate about promoting educational opportunities for all students to achieve their maximum potential and want our students to love coming to school every day. The Lake Monger School community is a warm and welcoming environment for staff, students and visitors and I feel privileged to be able to contribute to this community through the School Board.
Dipali Patel Born and raised in India and migrated to Canada, after 10 years my husband and I decided to come to Perth in 2013, since then we are a part of Lake Monger Primary School. I am currently working in hospital with a wide range of experience being worked as an administrator and accounts payable and receivable. I believe that together we can support children to grow and flourish with excellent education and care.