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It is the people who make Bold Park Community School what it is; Students, Parents, Teachers, Support Staff, Partners, Volunteers and Patron... in short, that is what "Community" is all about! We hope you will join us!

Leadership

Paul Whitehead

School Principal

Paul joined Bold Park Community School in 2011 as the Middle School & College Team Leader and was appointed as Principal in 2014. Paul commenced his educational vocation as...

Nicole Hunter

Pedagogista

Nicole fervently believes that quality early life relationships, experiences and education are critical in providing a solid foundation for healthy life patterns and continuous learning. Nicole has both contributed to...

Sue Wyatt

Business Manager

Sue has a passion for working in Schools in Management, Strategic Planning, and the Financial Resources sector (which she has done for over 30 years); and is thrilled to...

Tim Vidler

College Team Leader

Tim has been working at BPCS since 2005, initially part time with Upper Primary and starting full time in 2006 with the inaugural Middle School Class. Initially a two...

Felicity Kinsella

Primary Team Leader

Felicity has held teaching positions at several public schools in Western Australia, covering many areas of experience over more than 30 years in education. Prior to beginning at BPCS...

Gabbi Lovelady

Early Childhood Team Leader and Lead Classroom Teacher

Gabbi’s connection to Bold Park dates back to 1994 when her son attended Bold Park Kindergarten as a Pre Kindy student.  She was invited to do some relief teaching and to...

Rhys George

Arts Team Leader and Media Specialist

Rhys experienced both private and public educational environments directly after completing his Bachelor of Education in 2008. While gaining diverse experiences, Rhys completed his post-graduate studies in music composition...

Malora Rosario

Middle School Team Leader

Malora started working at Bold Park Community School as the Science Technician while completing her Post-Graduate Diploma in Forensic Science. This soon became her full time job as she...

Secondary Staff

Tim Vidler

College Team Leader

Tim has been working at BPCS since 2005, initially part time with Upper Primary and starting full time in 2006 with the inaugural Middle School Class. Initially a two...

Malora Rosario

Middle School Team Leader

Malora started working at Bold Park Community School as the Science Technician while completing her Post-Graduate Diploma in Forensic Science. This soon became her full time job as she...

Nicole Hunter

Pedagogista

Nicole fervently believes that quality early life relationships, experiences and education are critical in providing a solid foundation for healthy life patterns and continuous learning. Nicole has both contributed to...

Rhys George

Arts Team Leader and Media Specialist

Rhys experienced both private and public educational environments directly after completing his Bachelor of Education in 2008. While gaining diverse experiences, Rhys completed his post-graduate studies in music composition...

Carrie Crockart

Pathways Coordinator

Carrie is passionate about helping students develop their unique skills and talents so they are able to experience success at both at school and beyond their school years. Carrie...

Matthew Passmore

Middle School English and HASS Teacher

Matthew graduated the Central Institute of technology in 2009 with an Advanced Diploma of Screen, and a Diploma of Film and TV. He worked in the film industry for...

Andrew Ryall

Andrew Ryall

College Co-Educator

Andrew has extensive experience as an educator and outdoor education specialist (over 20 years) including “… planning and running expeditions working with students from lower primary to year 12...

Alister Humphreys

Maths Teacher - College

Alister has been a Western Australian, high school, Mathematics teacher for over 27 years. He has taught all grades and levels during that time. Alister believes that Mathematics and...

Rory Henderson

Rory Henderson

IT-Coordinator and Media Technician

Rory Joined Bold Park in 2017 working alongside the arts team as the Media Technician, supporting our Media and Certificate IV in Design Programs. In 2019 Rory took on...

Sarah Wickham

Maths and Science Teacher

Amanda

Co-Educator and Library Coordinator

Amanda has been at Bold Park for many years and has served in many capacities. She assists in the mentorship of Interns at Bold Park Community School, is our...

Magdalena Evans

English Teacher

Magdalena came to understand the relationship between language, acceptance and belonging when she started kindergarten at the age of four with very limited exposure to the English language. Since...

Laura Pickford

Co-Educator Secondary

Laura has worked education for over 13 years, both in the United Kingdom and now in Australia. She has a strong interest in intergrating arts with main stream education....

Sarah Carter

Co-Educator

Sarah is a passionate co-educator with a deep love for the natural environment. After taking 18 months off to travel Australia, she is excited to be back and working...

Primary Staff

Nicole Hunter

Pedagogista

Nicole fervently believes that quality early life relationships, experiences and education are critical in providing a solid foundation for healthy life patterns and continuous learning. Nicole has both contributed to...

Felicity Kinsella

Primary Team Leader

Felicity has held teaching positions at several public schools in Western Australia, covering many areas of experience over more than 30 years in education. Prior to beginning at BPCS...

Renee Yonge

Lead Classroom Teacher

Renee initially came to BPCS as a parent in 2007, when the first of her three children started in Pre-Kindy. She started volunteering and never left. Renee has given...

Mairead Furlong

Lead Classroom Teacher

Mairead had an interesting and diverse career prior to becoming a teacher. Ranging from recruitment (London), graphic design (Sydney), to a childbirth educator and breastfeeding counsellor while living in...

Shannon Puig

Co-Educator

Shannon is currently in her third year of her Bachelor of Education and is excited to be part of Bold Park’s innovative school community while she continues her degree....

Holly James

Lead Classroom Teacher

Holly graduated from The University of Notre Dame as a teacher in 2022. Whilst working as a Co-Educator in year 5/6 at Bold Park Community School in her final...

Liam Jones

Co-educator

Liam became part of the Bold Park team after completing his Education Support placement at the school in 2020. Having enjoyed the experience so much, he was inspired to...

Brooke Turner

Co-Lead Classroom Teacher and Academic Support Teacher

Brooke graduated from Murdoch University in 2014 and began her journey as a qualified teacher in 2015.  Whilst studying her Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and Primary, Brooke...

Heather Sanders

Co-Lead Classroom Teacher

Heather has been working as the Teacher in the Kindy room since 2008 but is excited to be venturing into Pre-Primary full-time in 2017! She is an English girl...

Melanie Nouchy

Co-Educator

Melanie completed her Certificate of Education Support and Special Needs in 2020. Her Bold Park journey began as a prac placement. Melanie has worked in Early Childhood, Literacy Support...

Chloe Campbell

Co-Lead Classroom Teacher

Chloe graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Education specialising in Early Childhood. During her studies, she was able to gain professional experience in several...

Caitlin Jones

Co-Educator

Caitlin joined the Bold Park team in 2022 after completing her Education Support studies in 2020. With a background in photography – and a childhood spent outdoors – she...

Jarryd Horsley

Physical and Health Specialist & Camp Coordinator

Jarryd commenced at Bold Park since mid way through 2015 as our Bluearth specialist after completing his final teaching practical placement at Bold Park. He has continued in this...

Ella Kennealey

Academic Support Teacher

Ella has been at Bold Park Community school since 2018, working in support roles and as a teacher in the year 5/6 class. She’s just returned from maternity leave...

Zu Hara

Co-Educator

Mizuho (Zu) started working at Bold Park in 2023 after moving to Perth from Singapore. After years of regional and global senior management corporate roles, Zu is delighted to...

Jenna Nygaard

Co-Educator

Jenna is so excited to join the Bold Park Team. Originally hailing from the US, she taught abroad for a few years before settling in Australia. Since moving here,...

Amy Pointon

Co-Educator

Amy graduated from University in England in 2012 after completing her studies in Children and Playwork and moved over to Australia 6 years ago. Amy will be working alongside...

Early Childhood Staff

Nicole Hunter

Pedagogista

Nicole fervently believes that quality early life relationships, experiences and education are critical in providing a solid foundation for healthy life patterns and continuous learning. Nicole has both contributed to...

Sue Phillips

Inclusive Education Coordinator & Wilderness Playgroup Teacher

Sue has previously worked at Bold Park Community School 2008-2013; she is a passionate, committed and hard-working educator. Sue writes of her philosophical approach: I make it my core business...

Gabbi Lovelady

Early Childhood Team Leader and Lead Classroom Teacher

Gabbi’s connection to Bold Park dates back to 1994 when her son attended Bold Park Kindergarten as a Pre Kindy student.  She was invited to do some relief teaching and to...

Rachel Gardner

Lead Classroom Teacher

Rachel graduated from The University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Early Childhood in 2019. During her time at university, she worked in many different learning environments. Rachel...

Sarah Polson-Brown

Lead Classrom Teacher

Sarah graduated with honours in Primary and Early Childhood Education from Murdoch University in 2012. Whilst working as a Co-Educator at Bold Park Community School during her studies, she...

Kiah Hamersley-Rule

Lead Classroom Teacher & Wilderness Playgroup Teacher

Kiah grew up on a Western Australian wheat farm and loves working outdoors. She is passionate about the importance of offering children the opportunity to form a connection with the...

Patricia Hilton

Co-Educator

Trish is a Perth girl who lived in Canada for almost 23 years and during that time obtained her Early Childhood Certificate in 1995 and Special Needs Certificate in...

Tomoko Yamashita

Co-Educator

Tomoko joined the Pre Kindy team at BPCS in 2001 as she had a great interest in early childhood education.  As she worked, she completed her Certificate 3 in...

Mira Dragicevic

Co-Educator

Mira migrated from former Yugoslavia in 2002 and was introduced to BPCS in 2003. She started her role as a cleaner and even doing this job she was actively...

Erica Skelly

Co-Educator

Erica is originally from the north of England and has lived in London, Hong Kong and Sydney before settling in Perth. She started her Bold Park journey in 2021...

Helen Dowey

Lead Classroom Teacher

Helen has worked in early childhood education since 2005. She is passionate about working with young children and graduated with a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) in 2012. She...

Elana Kate Allen

Co-Educator

Arts Specialists

Rhys George

Arts Team Leader and Media Specialist

Rhys experienced both private and public educational environments directly after completing his Bachelor of Education in 2008. While gaining diverse experiences, Rhys completed his post-graduate studies in music composition...

Renata Biancardi

Visual Arts Specialist

Renata moved to Perth, Western Australia in 2006.  As a daughter of an artist and surrounded by musicians and other artists her interest in art started as child. Influenced...

Rory Henderson

Rory Henderson

IT-Coordinator and Media Technician

Rory Joined Bold Park in 2017 working alongside the arts team as the Media Technician, supporting our Media and Certificate IV in Design Programs. In 2019 Rory took on...

Denise Elizabeth

Creative Arts Specialist

Denise specialises in Creative Movement. She has 20+ years of experience as a creative and performing Arts Teacher in both public and independent schools in Sydney and Perth. Denise...

Lee Drinkald

Music Specialist

Lee is very passionate about music and the self-expressive power the arts can provide children and adults. He hopes to inspire the next generation by passing on his skills,...

Matt Lambe

Media Specialist

Matt graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Primary Education degree, before working for nine years in respite care for children with special needs, as well as a pastoral...

Max Loik

Outdoor Provocation Specialist and Design & Technology Teacher

Max has a Masters of Teaching and is passionate about making learning hands-on and authentic. At university, Max wrote his research essay on developing algebraic reasoning in the primary years....

Rosa Speranza

Culinary Specialist and Italian Teacher

Rosa Maria Speranza is the first born child of an Italian post second world war immigrant couple. Raised in a particularly Italian household she has grown to love elements...

Support Staff

Jonathan Siow

Support Worker / Co-Educator

Jonathan (Jon) stumbled upon this BPCS website one day in mid-2016 and was immediately drawn to the school’s philosophy and approach to education. Having been in and out of...

Amanda

Co-Educator and Library Coordinator

Amanda has been at Bold Park for many years and has served in many capacities. She assists in the mentorship of Interns at Bold Park Community School, is our...

Ella Kennealey

Academic Support Teacher

Ella has been at Bold Park Community school since 2018, working in support roles and as a teacher in the year 5/6 class. She’s just returned from maternity leave...

Mitch Clover

Media Co-Educator and Media Technician

With an extensive background encompassing media and marketing, Mitch joined the BPCS team in mid-2023. As a passionate co-educator for Media Studies, he eagerly embraces the opportunity to provide...

Teteyana Yamysh

Cafe Assistant

Administration

Sue Wyatt

Business Manager

Sue has a passion for working in Schools in Management, Strategic Planning, and the Financial Resources sector (which she has done for over 30 years); and is thrilled to...

Lei Baker

Community Engagement | Registrar

Lei joined the Bold Park Community as a parent when the first of her three boys commenced in 2010. In 2011 Lei joined the Board as Secretary and from...

Suzanne Fisher

Marketing, Communications & Events Specialist

Suzanne is a creative individual with strong work ethic and ‘can-do’ attitude! She has 20+ years experience in senior marketing and communications roles across the industries of education, sport,...

Alicia Ellery

Senior Finance Coordinator

Alicia is a Certified Practising Accountant and has a strong background in financial and management accounting. Alicia brings with her a broad industry knowledge and previous experience in education,...

Judy Craig

Receptionist and Student Services Maylands Campus

Judy joined the Bold Park Community School in 2021 as Receptionist/Student Services Administrator at the College Campus in Maylands. Judy is a vital part of the team, she is...

Bettina Lloyd

Receptionist Wembley Campus

Bettina joined Bold Park Community School in 2014 and works as our receptionist. Bettinas genuine desire to please and her care for others is evident in all that she...

Karrie Cowper

Administration Support

Karrie joined Bold Park Community School in 2018 as an Administration Assistant. Karrie has over 20 years of experience in data management, processing and administration organisation. Karrie’s attention to...

Rory Henderson

Rory Henderson

IT-Coordinator and Media Technician

Rory Joined Bold Park in 2017 working alongside the arts team as the Media Technician, supporting our Media and Certificate IV in Design Programs. In 2019 Rory took on...

Taylah Phelps

Administration Assistant - Wembley

Taylah joined the Adminsitration team at Bold Park in October 2022. She is an experienced Administrator working previously as a Receptionist, Office Administrator, and Executive Assistant. Taylah loves being...

Rachael Palmer

Finance Coordinator

Grounds Staff

Warren McMurtrie

Maintenance Coordinator

Warren joined BPCS in 2014 and works tirelessly to maintain our buildings and grounds. He is friendly, hard-working and always has time to chat with the children in a...

Andrew Ryall

Andrew Ryall

College Co-Educator

Andrew has extensive experience as an educator and outdoor education specialist (over 20 years) including “… planning and running expeditions working with students from lower primary to year 12...

Tracy Coutts

Gardener

Tracy grew up with her parents and three older siblings on a farm in Toodyay. As a child she also lived by the sea. Tracy has been involved with...

Stuart Crockart

Stuart joined the BPCS team in 2023. He was born in Africa and later migrated to Australia with his family. After completing secondary school in Perth, he relocated to...

Board

Leanne Crawford

CHAIRPERSON

Leanne is a versatile leader who fosters a culture of community and innovation. Leanne has over 15 years experience in both the Early Childhood and Disability sectors with a...

Kate Sputore

Acting Deputy Chair

Kate is an environmental scientist specialising in restoration and conservation of coastal and marine ecosystems. She has worked predominantly in the not-for-profit sector, in roles that require community and...

Paul Whitehead

School Principal

Paul joined Bold Park Community School in 2011 as the Middle School & College Team Leader and was appointed as Principal in 2014. Paul commenced his educational vocation as...

Nicole Hunter

Pedagogista

Nicole fervently believes that quality early life relationships, experiences and education are critical in providing a solid foundation for healthy life patterns and continuous learning. Nicole has both contributed to...

Jarryd Horsley

Physical and Health Specialist & Camp Coordinator

Jarryd commenced at Bold Park since mid way through 2015 as our Bluearth specialist after completing his final teaching practical placement at Bold Park. He has continued in this...

Adrienne Stuart

ACTING SECRETARY

Adrienne is a parent of a Bold Park Community School student and a qualified Early Childhood and Primary Teacher. Currently she owns and works in a small business with...

Helen Street

ACTING ORDINARY BOARD MEMBER

Dr Helen Street is an internationally acclaimed expert in supporting wellbeing, educational consultant and applied social psychologist. She is a current parent of Bold Park Community School. Helen is...

Staff on Leave

Ashleigh Pargin

Lead Classroom Teacher

Ashleigh graduated from Murdoch University with Bachelor of Education in 2016 and joined the Bold Park Community School team in 2017. Since then, she has worked across a range...

Frances White

Culinary Specialist

Fran is passionate about food, health and our beautiful natural environment. She recently graduated from Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in Primary Education and has previously studied Nutrition Sciences in Queensland. For the...

Alumni 2019

Louis Riboni

Class of 2019

When Louis Riboni graduated from Bold Park, he had achieved a Certificate 4 in Design and a Certificate 2 in Electronics (to accompany his WACE achievements). Louis is also...

Sam - Photo Courtesy of Curtin University

Sam Hawkes

Class of 2019

Sam Hawkes graduated Year 12 in 2019 with a Certificate IV in Design and walked straight into a Bachelor of Interior Architecture at Curtin University. Sam says: “My experience...

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John Dewey

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