School Board 2017

The School Board is responsible for the financial management and future planning of the school. It administers all the finances associated with the school and is responsible to the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia.

Notre Dame Catholic Primary School Board Members for 2017 are:

Board Chairperson: Mr Mario Fisicchia

marioHi, my name is Mario Fisicchia and I’m honoured to serve on the School Board. Upon relocating from Melbourne to Perth in 2003, I commenced my professional career with the Department of Corrective Services and the Attorney Generals’ Office as a Senior Public Servant. I enjoyed this role however a break in my career in May 2013 allowed me the opportunity to follow my dreams and start my own business, opening an espresso bar in Belmont. Together with Jess, my wife of 9 years, we have 2 sons aged 5 years (Jon) and 20 months (Christian). Jon currently attends Notre Dame Primary School and Christian will follow suit next year.

As a member of the school board I look forward to working closely with parents and staff to achieve the best outcomes for the school and ultimately every child.

Vice Chairman: Liam South

Hello, my name is Liam and with my wife, Naoko, we have 2 great kids. Luke is in year 4 and Kate is in Year 1.

A bit about myself : Over the last 2 years, I have been building my own business in the Vending Industry. This has provided insight and learnings within a competitive environment on how best to communicate and market my services effectively. It’s challenging and always changing – I’m enjoying it. Prior to this I worked in the Project Management field for Telstra and managed Telstra Assurance Contact Centres.

For me, taking an active role in the school is important and a way I can help and contribute to foster learning, interact with the school community and actively take an interest in how my children and their friends learn and play together. Over the last few years, I have been a volunteer with the PRC and have thoroughly enjoyed working with a great team to deliver successful school community fundraisers. I enjoy volunteering each week to ‘parent help’ sports days with Luke’s class and will, this year, also help with Kate’s class sports days.

My wife and I are both committed to ensuring that Luke and Kate enjoy and practise the values and disciplines consistent with those taught at school and I will always strive for improved school learning and facilities that will continue to develop and engage all the children, staff and community.

I am honoured to work with the team on the NDCPS Board and I’m looking forward to now positively contributing and supporting the Board and Darryl’s team.

Treasurer: Tanya Secker

tanyaHi, my name is Tanya Secker and I have two boys, Thomas and Max, who both attend Notre Dame.

I am a Research & Development Tax consultant at EY and am studying to become a Chartered Accountant. I have a science background which includes degrees in Medical and Forensic Science. I volunteer at EY’s Homework Centre for underprivileged children, as well as being a founding member of the women’s giving circle, 100 Women.

Education is my passion and I look forward to contributing as a board member and parent, and giving back to the Notre Dame School community.

Secretary: Brynsley Chilton

Brynsley and Shona Chilton have been involved with Notre Dame Catholic Primary School ever since their oldest daughter Jian could walk to the end of the street to attend the Holy Name School in Carlisle. Jian is now in Year four and Ella is in Year two; both love the new school.

Brynsley has spent his entire career working with information and telecommunications technology. He has worked for BHP Billiton for the last nine years. Shona has run her own successful performance company for the last 17 years.

The Chilton family have lived in Carlisle for 15 years and love it. Brynsley was elected to the school board at the end of 2014 and is looking forward to expanding his community commitments.

Board Member: Sherrie Jones

My name is Sherrie Jones and my husband Matt and I have three children Coby(8), Blake(6) and Isla(3) at Notre Dame. I am enthusiastic about education, especially literacy and STEM and I believe every child deserves the right to a well rounded education. I play an active role in my children’s sports, participating in their football and tee-ball teams. I look forward to bringing my enthusiasm and passion to the school board.

P&F Representative: Deborah Holtmeulen

My name is Deborah Holtmeulen and my husband, Mick and I have three children. Madison (11), Van (7) and Summer (5). We have been active members of the Notre Dame community since Madison started here in Pre-Primary.

I am a primary school teacher and currently work two days a week at Rossmoyne Primary School. I have a business background with my first degree in business marketing and I worked as a Marketing Manager before children. My husband and I also have a commercial plumbing business Johnson and Co. Plumbing.

I am looking forward to being more involved in our school community now that all my children will be in full time schooling!!!!

I am passionate about children receiving good education from a kind and caring environment. I believe if children feel happy, safe and valued anything is possible.

Ex-Officio: Fr Michael Quynh Do


Ex-Officio: Darryl Winsor