Russell is a dad to a current and ex-student at Hillarys Primary School. He cycles on the weekend, plays guitar badly, has a large board game collection, plays D&D with friends and paints Warhammer 40K miniatures when he has some time. Following his successful IT career, Russell pursued a career within education and is currently the Deputy Principal of a local high school. In addition to being involved in a multitude of school projects and programs, Russell has been instrumental in a range of ICT, Business and Operational plans to drive school progress. Furthermore, Russell has worked to mentor peers and students through formative years and takes great pride in those who are now working successfully in their chosen fields. As a parent representative on the school Board, Russell hopes to bring a different viewpoint as well as offering his perspective and skills with regard to data analysis.
Julie Tapscott has been an Early Childhood Teacher for 25 years and has taught in a number of different roles and in a variety of schools throughout Western Australia including South Hedland in the Pilbara, Collie in the Southwest and metropolitan schools. Julie has been at Hillarys Primary School for 5 years and is currently teaching Pre Primary. She is a member of both the Numeracy and the Health and Well-being teams and feels strongly regarding Protective Behaviours, believing children have a right to physical and psychological safety at all times. Julie also appreciates the importance of involving the community and believes the connections to the child’s family are key for making school a happy place.
|Elizabeth Carmody (Libby)||
Elizabeth (Libby) Carmody
Libby has been teaching for ….. ever. She graduated with a Diploma of Teaching from Churchlands Teachers’ College and after a few years in the classroom, continued teaching full-time while completing a Bachelor of Education at Edith Cowan University. Libby achieved Level 3 Classroom Teacher status in 2012. She was first appointed to Hillarys Primary when it was known as Lymburner Primary. During her time here, in addition to classroom teaching in Years 1-7, Libby has appreciated the opportunity to take on a wide variety of other roles and responsibilities, including those at an administrative level. She hopes that her past experience, current enthusiasm, and optimism for the future will enable her to make a balanced contribution to the Board. Libby has two adult children, a twenty-five year old daughter and a twenty-one year old son.
Dannon is looking forward to helping grow the school community, and students engagement in learning. His business and financial background will help are qualities and attributes he brings to the board member role.
His vision is to have happy students working hard to achieve their individual goals and passions.
As a new staff member at Hillarys Primary, Samantha has a strong interest in the schools future developments.
Samantha is passionate about quality education, and prides herself in her collaboration with others.
Samantha’s vision for education in the community is to continue to develop our school culture, connection and collaborative practices.