Welcome to our School Board Members 2020 

School Board Member 2020

George Craig - Principal 

As the Foundation Principal of Caversham Valley PS my focus is to bring our diverse community together and operate as a single school. Before us is the very exciting challenge of acknowledging and embracing the many different cultures and language groups that make up the backgrounds of our families and students. It is this rich tapestry that makes our school and school day so dynamic and enjoyable. Of critical importance is the opportunity that we have as a staff to further broaden and develop our knowledge and learning when working closely with the school community.

The education industry has provided me with the opportunity to work across Western Australia including the Kimberley, Pilbara, South West, Wheatbelt and Perth. These opportunities have been in primary schools, high schools, district high schools and remote community schools. Each setting has brought with it different challenges, learning experiences and rewards. A majority of my teaching career has been in the country including nine years outside of Perth as a Deputy Principal or Principal. Since 2015 I have been a Principal in Perth schools. I look forward to establishing Caversham Valley Primary School as a place that is recognised in the community as a safe and encouraging space for children to grow and learn.

 

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Chloe Liebeck - Teacher 

With experience in leading curriculum, pastoral care and behaviour management committees at previous schools across WA and working as a Level 3 Classroom Teacher, I look forward to being an active member of the Caversham Valley Primary School Board. I see the role of Staff Representative for the School Board as one where I am able to act as a voice for all classroom and specialist teachers at our school, providing insight as to how decisions impact our role and the students in our classrooms. In this role, I aim to help to foster strong community links with parents and wider school networks, seeking out and supporting opportunities to extend and support our students by endeavouring to provide them with the best and most well-rounded education possible.

 

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Rebecca Tacey - Teacher

I feel very honoured to serve as a Teacher Representative on the first school board of Caversham Valley Primary School in its foundation year. I bring with me 11 years of experience in a variety of primary school settings. Whilst I love all aspects of education, my deep passions lie in curriculum design and educational innovation through technology. I have previously served on a school board in the initial stages of becoming an Independent Public School, and am confident in my understanding of basic school board operations. As a Senior Teacher with leadership experience, I also possess a keen awareness for school operations and strategic planning. 

In 2019, I made the decision to return to Perth after 10 and a half wonderful years teaching in regional WA with my two children. I expected to miss the close knit community warmth of Newman and Kalgoorlie, but I was not expecting to have that matched in the strong community spirit of the staff, students and families of Caversham Valley Primary School. As a parent and teacher of CVPS, I cannot wait to see our wonderful school ethos and commitment to developing the whole child continue to drive student success in the years to come. 

 

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Tania Butcher - Teacher

My name is Tania Butcher and I am excited to be a Teacher Representative of the foundation board of Caversham Valley Primary School. As a Level 3 Classroom Teacher, I am passionate about creating the best academic atmosphere for all students; a place where students have a voice, feel safe and have a sense of belonging. My interests lie in Early Childhood Education, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture and History, student Mental Health and Wellbeing and working towards living in a more sustainable environment.

I have worked in Early Childhood Education since 2005 and have been with the Education Department since 2013. After 6 years teaching and living in the country, my family and I settled in Caversham in 2018. As a teacher and parent at CVPS, I hold a genuine desire to build a school with a strong sense of community and a pursuit of excellence. I look forward to working alongside my fellow board members, CVPS parents, staff and students on this exciting journey.

 

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Meera Byatt - Parent

I’ve been a Caversham local for the past four years, with a son in Pre-Primary at CVPS and a daughter at Nido Caversham. I consider it an honour and privilege to be a Parent Representative on the inaugural School Board. The values that I stand for and will advocate include, providing clear boundaries for students to enable them to thrive; and building courage and resilience within students to allow them to navigate a world that may be quite different to the experiences of their parents.  

Through my education and work experience, I have a strong background in project design, planning and implementation; event management; marketing and fundraising; health administration; social impact; contract management; and organisational development across the government, private and non-government sectors.
 

 

 

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Sarah Marron - Parent

My Name is Sarah Marron and I have been living in the Caversham community for the last 7 years. I was thrilled to watch the construction of Caversham Valley Primary School knowing that my son would be one of the founding students when he began his formal schooling journey this year. Being part of the school’s steering committee was a privilege and gave me a wonderful insight into the kind of community and culture everyone was eager to create within the school and with the school as a centre point of our community.
I am very proud of how the school has begun its journey from blueprints to opening day and beyond. I believe in George Craig’s vision for the school and believe Caversham Valley Primary School will achieve great successes in the future and I cannot wait to be a part of it. As an Early Childhood Educator myself, I believe I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in knowing the needs of the school’s future community.

 

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Alisdair Annall - Parent

School Board Biography coming soon...

 

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Simon Meredith - Parent

I moved to Caversham with my wife Taryn and our two daughters Charlotte (Yr3) and Caitlyn (PP), 4 years ago from Esperance, regional WA. During the 8 years I resided in Esperance, I served the community as a WA Police Officer, a volunteer firefighter (three years as an officer) and was an active participant of various local community sporting clubs. I moved to Australia twelve years ago from London, UK, via international recruitment into the WA Police. I was a Police Officer in the Metropolitan Police for six years, working in a multicultural borough where 70% of the residents where born outside of the UK, spending two of those as a local community officer.  The last 9 years I have spent working in rail logistics in supervisory, leadership and project-based roles. I work shift work which allows me to be at the school on a regular basis. I enjoy spending time with family and catching up with friends. I am currently studying part time for a Bachelor of Commerce degree; I also enjoy running with the goal of running a marathon next year.

I will work hard on the school board to ensure excellence in education, a common-sense approach and safety for the students and families at Caversham Valley. I have worked throughout my career within legislative and rule-based frameworks that focused heavily on safety and fairness. I understand how to operate within these frameworks and adhere to the rules, and that it requires knowledge and understanding of its effects. I recognise the potential for Caversham Valley Primary School and as a school board member I am looking forward to the opportunity to be part of its foundation and future.

 

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William Sharp - Parent

School Board Biography coming soon...