Why this 
program?

Secondary education is in a phase of significant reform, and families are choosing Bold Park Community School as a school that delivers the Western Australian Curriculum in a unique, personalised learning environment. Our Middle School teaching team are inspired by our educational philosophy and the latest in contemporary research in learning and adolescent wellbeing.

How children learn in this stage

The community class grouping of our middle school offers our students a friendly environment where they can continue to expand their concept of self and belonging as they seek to become increasingly independent. By prioritising relationships, through our small groupings, we provide an educational setting for young adolescents that supports and challenges them to grow academically, socially and emotionally. With multidisciplinary learning through our arts program and out-of-school experiences through our Outta Boundz program, learning is connected and meaningful.

Where children learn

Our Middle School learning environment is designed to help students understand themselves as learners and as part of a community. Middle School students spend most of their school day between two classroom spaces on our Wembley campus. Each space is designed with the children in mind, engaging and supporting collaboration and flexible learning conditions for individual students. Classrooms are regularly reviewed and updated based on the cohort and the learning taking place at that time.

Measuring success

Assessment and reporting are integral to achieving quality teaching and learning programs and ensuring each student’s progress. In Middle School, we use authentic and valid assessments, in line with the Western Australian Curriculum (WAC) principles of assessment, to effectively monitor student progress and to provide accurate reporting on that progress. BPCS engages in formative and summative assessments in line with the WAC and the context of each child’s learning continuum.

Core Curriculum

We deliver the Western Australian Curriculum, which sets the mandated content, skills, knowledge and guiding principles for our teaching, learning and assessment.

The Western Australian Curriculum encompasses:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Health & Physical Education
  • The Arts and Languages (Italian)
  • Technologies

We implement the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum a student focussed curriculum for teaching protective behaviours and understanding of healthy relationships.

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Our Teachers

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    MALORA ROSARIO
    Team Leader - Middle School

    Team Leader - Middle School

    MALORA ROSARIO

    2012

    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 took on the role of teaching assistant in Middle School/College. Malora was appointed Middle School team Leader in 2021.

    Her position entails a mix of preparing laboratory experiments; looking after the science lab and assisting classroom teachers in educating students. Malora loves facilitating the growth of the children and finds their progress extremely rewarding.

    Even though she feels like this is the start of her journey in education, she is sure that at Bold Park Community School in the years to come, she will only find more joy in her job.

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    RHYS GEORGE
    Team Leader - Arts

    Team Leader - Arts

    RHYS GEORGE

    2011

    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 at Perth’s Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and was awarded a Dean’s Prize for his academic achievement. In 2017 he completed his Masters of Education researching his passion of using innovative and emergent technologies as an open-ended tool for play within social constructivist settings.

    As the Arts Team Leader, Rhys has represented Bold Park Community School around Australia and internationally through exemplary learning stories and project examples. Working from Primary through to College, he is a Media and Design Specialist and leads the delivery of our Certificate IV in Design course.

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    DENISE ELIZABETH
    INCLUSIVE EDUCATION COORDINATOR

    INCLUSIVE EDUCATION COORDINATOR

    DENISE ELIZABETH

    2022

    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 is also an experienced Arts Therapist, completing a Masters of Art Therapy in 2018

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    LAUREN PULLELLA
    Science Specialist

    Science Specialist

    LAUREN PULLELLA

    Lauren is a passionate teacher who is dedicated to helping her students reach their full potential. After working for three years as a Science teacher in Perth, she is excited to be teaching Science across both the Middle School and College campuses.

    Lauren completed her degree in Conservation Biology and Environmental Science in 2018 and went on to work on environmental projects across Western Australian. Her research background allows her to bring real-world science skills into the classroom.

    For almost a decade Lauren has worked with volunteer youth organisations and has travelled all over the world teaching children practical language and science skills. These experiences have contributed to Lauren’s strong belief in equitable education for all students and the value of incorporating different cultures, world views and natural environments into her lessons.

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    JON SIOW
    Co-Educator

    Co-Educator

    JON SIOW

    2017

    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 classrooms since completing his graduate diploma in education at Curtin University in 2006, Jon has a passion for instilling a thirst for knowledge, no matter the field. He has taught English, Maths, Media, Photography, Health, Business Studies, Marketing, Economics, and even Magic!

    When he’s not teaching, Jon leads a very busy second life as an award winning performance artist for the past decade, as a professional close up magician, musician, emcee, photographer, DJ, and even holds a world record or three!

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    LIESBETH VAN KERCKHOVEN
    Lab Technician

    Lab Technician

    LIESBETH VAN KERCKHOVEN

    Liesbeth is a passionate scientist who grew up in the land of beer and chocolate, Belgium. She completed her Masters in Biology in 2002, and her high-school science teaching degree in 2005, before moving to New Zealand to study microfossils and evolution for her PhD.

    She fell in love with the Antipodes and one of its inhabitants and decided to be a stay-at-home mum to their 3 young children. During this time, she completed a degree in Environmental Management, and when the family moved to the Queensland tropics, she became an avid gardener of the local native flora. When their youngest child started school, Liesbeth was excited to step back into work as an education assistant and school libarian, which she continued after their move to Perth in 2023.

    Liesbeth is thrilled to combine her love for nurturing, nature-based education with her scientific background in her new position as Science Laboratory Technician at Bold Park Community School.

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    MATTHEW PASSMORE
    HASS Specialist

    HASS Specialist

    MATTHEW PASSMORE

    2021

    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 five years and has over 50 credits to his name. He has also worked in community radio as a broadcaster and currently freelances as a journalist for an independent AFL website.

    In 2011, Matthew took up a role with the department of Sport and Recreation as an instructor which opened the door to teaching and he began studying to be a primary teacher. A brief interlude to England provided the opportunity to work as an education assistant in both high and primary schools, and on return he swapped to study high school English and HASS and studied part time until while raising his three children.

    Whilst he is at the beginning of his teaching career, it has been a long, convoluted journey to get to this point which gives Matt a strong foundation to step off from. Matthew has a desire to learn and teaches his passions in a hope to install some of that passion into his students.

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    JARRYD HORSLEY
    Lead - Physical Education & Camps

    Lead - Physical Education & Camps

    JARRYD HORSLEY

    2015

    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 role and is now also part of the middle primary team in the classroom on Thursdays and Fridays. He also delivers the health program in middle school as of 2017.

    Jarryd has also been trained in the Rock and Water program which he delivers to the students across the school through his role as Bluearth teacher. His role also includes being involved with camps and sleep overs across all areas of the school. Jarryd is trained in aquatic rescue and first aid to help with this role.

    Jarryd also runs the leadership program at Bold Park which involves providing the year sixes with opportunities to better the community and develop their skills as leaders.

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    EMILY WALLACE
    Lead - Physical & Health Education

    Lead - Physical & Health Education

    EMILY WALLACE

    Emily is a creative and inquisitive educator with a goal for all students to feel empowered and welcomed in the sporting space. Emily has an enthusiastic strive towards mindfulness in and outside of the classroom. Working part-time has allowed Emily to continue her passion in touch football and teaching it across schools in WA.

    Coming from an extensive sporting background, Emily has been pursuing her teaching profession throw a variety of experiences. Emily graduated with her degree in health and physical education in 2020 while working as a swim teacher,.

    Being involved in a professional sporting team representing WA, this has helped Emily to develop a teaching perspective that focuses on being hard working and fair. Emily promotes independence, initiative and giving everything a go in her classroom.

    With previous experience of teaching senior school health and sport, Emily has taken on this teaching role to find new challenges, connections and experiences to expand her profession. Emily also hopes connecting with young people will help her discover more about herself and new ways to make learning fun.

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    FYNN BOYLAN
    Co-Educator

    Co-Educator

    FYNN BOYLAN

    Fynn is a Co-Educator who is greatly involved with health and sport education. He has become part of the team after his practical experience for his degree in primary school teaching.

    He is currently in his last few years in his sport teaching degree and can bring in to the school healthy life choices in education and encourages sport were ever he can. He has also been involved in many sporting communities for many years and brings a sporty side to teaching.

    Fynn encourages as much practical activities in the classroom and supports students wherever he can. He brings in a positive environment in every classroom.

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    ROSA SPERANZA
    Culinary Specialist & Italian Language

    Culinary Specialist & Italian Language

    ROSA SPERANZA

    2023

    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 of her life that are steeped in language, culture and tradition.

    Rosa began her teaching career 36 years ago as a language specialist in three Primary Schools in WA. This was followed by positions in three Secondary Schools teaching Italian, English and Drama and holding a variety of leadership roles.

    She considers it a privilege to walk alongside young people at this significant time in their lives and is passionate about creating engaging, compassionate and innovative educational experiences that challenge students to be thinking citizens of the future.

    Rosa has enthusiastically embraced the invitation to be a part of the BPCS community as our Italian teacher and member of the Arts Team.

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    LAURA PICKFORD
    Co-Educator

    Co-Educator

    LAURA PICKFORD

    2022

    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. Laura has a degree in Textiles and enjoys combining her love of art with her passion of supporting and educating children and adolescents.

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    SARAH CARTER
    Co-Educator

    Co-Educator

    SARAH CARTER

    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 across both Middle School and College campuses.

    Sarah completed her Certificate of Education Support in 2020 and has a background in photography and media. This combined skillset allows her to bring a creative and adaptive perspective to her teaching methods and student support.

    With over a decade volunteering for environmental non-profit organisations she is a strong advocate in nurturing student connection, appreciation and respect of nature and the wider world.

    Sarah embraces supportive learning environments where students can develop mutually respectful and mindful relationships, and empower themselves and each other to reach their full potential.

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    MATTHEW LAMBE
    Media & Certificate 4 Design Specialist

    Media & Certificate 4 Design Specialist

    MATTHEW LAMBE

    2018

    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 role overseeing students from Kindergarten through to Year 7. More recently, Matt has worked with disengaged students in an external secondary school setting. He joins Bold Park in 2018 in the Year 3/4 class but has completed short-term contracts in Middle School (2017) and also worked with our Arts Team as a volunteer (2017).

    Matt has a passion for the arts and media and loves the emphasis on creativity and expression that Bold Park fosters.

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    ELLA KENNEALEY
    Academic Support

    Academic Support

    ELLA KENNEALEY

    2018

    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 and is so excited to be back!

    Through studies in psychology, counselling and education she has developed a philosophy that aligns closely with the Reggio Emilia approach of Bold Park. Ella hopes to always encourage students to try their best, celebrate their differences and create a safe learning environment for them.

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PEDAGOGISTA

Nicole Hunter

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor of ScienceGraduate Diplomas in Education (Science and Early Childhood)Masters of Education

AT BPCS SINCE: 2004

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 and experienced the growth of Bold Park Community School as a parent, teacher and board member; first joining the community in 2001, when the school was a one-room primary school! She became part of the Early Childhood teaching team in 2004.
From 2008 until 2015 Nicole was Early Childhood Co-Team Leader with the responsibility of expanding the outdoor learning program and National Quality Standards. In 2016 Nicole was appointed to the role of Pedagogista. This role sees her working, in collaboration, with the teaching teams and leadership to align the principles, practices and philosophy of Bold Park with current educational research and translate these into the daily experience of students and families.
To this role, Nicole draws not only her many years of experience in the Bold Park context, but also her teaching experience in a breadth of contexts including high school science and early years learning. Nicole is grateful to have had the opportunity to travel internationally to visit educational contexts of Reggio Emilia and has recently completed her Master’s of Education in Teaching and Learning.