Back Row (L-R): Ceri Pass, Michelle Redman, Amanda Wilson, Angels Gilabert-Jaumont, Merri Ford, Colleen Russell Front Row: (L-R): Leanne Montaldo, Clive Emby, Dan Ladle, Jennifer de Souza
Absent: Alanna Birkbeck (taking the photo!), Nikola Lewis, Andrea Gray
Please welcome the new Leeming Primary School P&C Committee for 2018, as follows:
Alanna Birkbeck Committee Member
Colleen Russell Canteen Committee
Amanda Wilson Uniform Coordinator
Merri Ford Fundraising Coordinator
Andrea Gray Safety House Coordinator
Michelle Redman Canteen Committee
Nikola Lewis School Banking Coordinator
Angels Gilabert-Jaumont Committee Member
The Committee meets twice a term, to discuss and decide on a variety of matters that are important to the school community, as well as to ensure that services that the P&C Committee provide continue to operate efficiently and effectively. The Committee always welcomes new members to join in when you can! The more volunteers that join the Committee can only exponentially grow what we are able to do and offer for the students at school. Please read below a brief introduction of each member.
Leanne is commencing her second term as the P&C Committee President, making sure that all members of the committee feel welcome and valued. When chairing each meeting, Leanne ensures that they run smoothly and all speakers keep to an allotted time. Leanne has two children at the school, Isla, in Year 1, and Alexander in Year 4.
Ceri has enjoyed being part of the school community, since her eldest daughter started Kindergarten in 2010. Currently, Ceri has two children at the school, Rohan in year 2, and Lachlan in year 5, and this is her second term as the P&C Committee Secretary. Ceri’s eldest daughter, Kate, graduated in 2017.
Dan has been a member of the P&C Committee since his son Joshua joined the school in 2014. Dan became Vice Chairman in 2016, and hopes to continue serving in the P&C Committee for the foreseeable future, at least until his daughter, Emilia, starts Kindergarten in 2020. Dan likes to he part of the decision-making processes that affect the school and wants to make sure his kids get a good education. He spends his spare time writing books and stories for children and adults.
Jennifer joined the P&C Committee in 2017, and is serving her second term as Treasurer. Her children have attended the school since 2014, with Natalie in Year 5 and James in Year 2. Her eldest daughter, Alisha graduated last year, and is now in Year 7.
Alanna has been a member of the school community since 2014, with her children, Matilda and Lucas, now in Year 3 and Year 2 respectively. Alanna is behind the organisation and running of the Colour Fun Run for the children, as she wants to ensure that students get an opportunity to participate and enjoy physical activities to promote better health and wellbeing. Alanna is also involved in a range of volunteer activities at the school and wants the school community to achieve great things by giving support and providing helping hands.
Amanda first joined the school community when her eldest children Lauren and then Benjamin attended the school, and who are now both at university. Amanda’s youngest daughter, Emily, is now following in their footsteps and is in Year 3.Amanda has always participated in a range of school community and P&C Committee events over the years, and now runs the uniform shop, recently converting the ordering to an online platform. Amanda is also a Special Education Assistant at the school, so you could say Leeming Primary School runs in her blood!
Angels is in her second year as a member of the P&C Committee, and has been part of the school community since 2011. Angels has four children, Heidi in Year 9 and Emma in Year 7, both at Leeming Senior High School, and Fiona in Year 6, and Axel in Year 4.
Andrea joined the P&C Committee when her son Mitchell started kindergarten, in 2016. She has found it to be a great way to be a part of her local community and also to meet other parents of the school. Andrea is the Safety House Coordinator for the school, ensuring that programs to build the skills and confidence in children to better manage their personal safety are delivered in the school. Andrea’s youngest son, Nathan, will be starting kindergarten in 2019.
Colleen first joined the school community in 1984, when the school was in its second year of operation! Now her son, Lucas, attends Year 3, and Imogen, is in Kindergarten at the school. Colleen’s positive early primary school experienceat Leeming now drives her enjoyment and pride at being able to give back to the school community that her children now belong to.
Merri is the Fundraising Coordinator for the P&C Committee, and has been for the past two years. This is Merri’s lastyear at the school, as her second son, Hamish will be graduating at the end of the year. The role is full on – but very rewarding for Merri. She is avid in implementing new social media strategies in the role, skills she has developed via her costume design business, with great success.
Michelle joined the school community in 2012, when her eldest daughter Grace started kindergarten. Since then, Michelle has been an active participant in many fundraising activities at the school, as well the administrator of the Scholastic Book Club for the whole school. Grace is now in Year 5, and is joined by her younger sister Jessica, in Year 2. Michelle believes that our children are our biggest assets, so by supporting the school it can only strengthen their education. Michelle is also an Early Childhood Teacher at Willetton Primary School.
Nikola currently has her youngest daughter Belinda is in Year 6, so this too, will be the last year running the Commonwealth School Banking Program at the school, that she has done since her two eldest children attended the school. Her husband, Peter, is also actively involved at the school, facilitating chess club every week for the students.