Mount Lawley Primary School Board

School Board

The School Board plays an important role in contributing to good school governance so that school resources are used efficiently and community expectations and the school’s priorities reflect the needs of students. The functions of the School Board are covered by legislation and include both approval and advisory roles. Some of the matters the Board makes decisions on include fees and charges, book lists, sponsorship and dress codes. The Board makes these decisions with the Principal who ensures the decisions adhere to legislative and policy requirements. 

The School Board, comprising of the Principal and elected staff, parent and community representatives, meets twice each term, in Weeks 4 and 8. Interested members of the school community are welcome to attend Board meetings as observers.

Board email address:



Voting for the parent representative position on the school board will be open from Monday 18 February and will be conducted online. Each eligible voter will be emailed a unique code to log into the election survey.

To assist you in making your voting decision, the nominees have provided a short bio below, shown in random order.


Derek Watt 

I have two sons at MLPS and I sit on the school Nature Playground Committee.  I served the Board in 2018 and seek re-election as a parent representative in 2019.  I am experienced in the Board’s function and operation and would like to further my contribution to it.

I am an Architect, Builder, and now Project Manager delivering community capital works projects.  I am also the Registrar and Secretary for the Mount Lawley Football Club.  I enjoy involvement at a community level and will encourage the Board to focus on providing the best possible experiences and opportunities for our children.

Candis Rhodes 

Candis is a high energy, charismatic mother of two. Candis has a depth of experience in board membership and leadership, events organising and participatory decision making. She is a ‘straight shooter’ who gains respect through consistent and reliable delivery of outcomes. She is passionate about female participation in STEM, ‘work of the future’ design and technology project implementation.

Personally, Candis is an active mentor to young women in mining and resources and mentor to at risk youth through the Smith Family. Candis is an advocate for inclusion and diversity and mindfulness meditation.

Shane O’Brien-Lynch

My wife Cynthia and I have a son Blake in Year 1. I am an IT project manager with the City of Stirling and would like to offer my experience in management, governance and strategy. Cynthia was well known as a classroom representative last year, and now it’s my turn.

I have lived in Australia since coming from the UK in 1992. I’m keen on running, bushwalking, general fitness, and enjoy attending footy regularly at Optus Stadium. My tendency to help is evidenced by my Cert IV in Counselling obtained through a couple of years of training and volunteering.

Satinder Kaur

I am a Principal Investment adviser with one of the big four banks. My husband is a Senior Engineer, working with a major mining company. We are blessed with two daughters aged 6 and 1.

I strongly believe in the role education plays in laying strong foundation for children. I encourage children to participate in activities and sports while also strongly focussing on academics. I teach them to be grateful and to help the less fortunate.

As a parent representative I will contribute and deliver great outcomes which will benefit our kids, teachers and the school.



Mei-Ling Day Alberto Tassone (Chair) Cavelle Monck (Principal)
Derek Watt Annaleise Grubisich Grace Adam
Christina Gray   Helen Summers
Mark Burns    
Cara Davis (Secretary)    



Mount Lawley Primary School Board Terms of Reference (including Code of Conduct)
Department of Education - School Councils/Boards  


Other Documents

2018 Meeting Minutes 2017 Meeting Minutes
Meeting Minutes - 15 February 2018 Meeting Minutes - 16 February 2017
Meeting Minutes - 22 March 2018 Meeting Minutes - 16 March 2017
Meeting Minutes - 24 May 2018 Meeting Minutes - 11 May 2017
Meeting Minutes - 21 June 2018 Meeting Minutes - 1 June 2017
Meeting Minutes - 9 August 2018 Meeting Minutes - 3 August 2017
Meeting Minutes - 6 September 2018 Meeting Minutes - 24 August 2017
Meeting Minutes - 8 November 2018 Meeting Minutes - 26 October 2017
  Meeting Minutes - 23 November 2017
2018 NAPLAN Data Analysis  
MLPS Parent Survey - 2017 Results and Analysis  
MLPS Parent Survey - 2016 Results and Analysis  

Should you have an interest in any information not already published on this page, please do not hesitate to contact the School Board on or the Principal on