School Board Members 2019



Chair and Parent Representative – Andrea Marchesi

I have two young sons. My eldest, Luca, is in Pre-primary this year at Scarborough Primary. Personally: I was born and raised in Victoria and moved to Perth in 2004 for work commitments. Our family has lived in Scarborough for the last 7 years. Professionally: I have science and leadership qualifications and spent 10+ years working FIFO as a geologist, prior to the arrival of my children. I volunteer in numerous capacities within the community when I can, and I’m committed to creating a better world in which to raise our children. It’s a privilege and great responsibility to serve on the School board. Through such service I hope to actively contribute to the positive development and growth of our school and our community. I am excited to be a part of the Scarborough Primary community and look forward to building my own capabilities through working with the diverse, talented and experienced SPS Board members.


Deputy Chair and Parent Representative – Nicole Stallard

I have two children, a son in Pre-primary at Scarborough and a two year old daughter. I have lived in Scarborough for 10 years and have been very impressed with the school since my son’s commencement in Kindy last year.

Holding a bachelor and master of commerce, I work in a corporate marketing role, and just for something different, I am also completing a degree in nutrition and bio science.

I’m looking forward to making a contribution and learning how a school runs within a community and within the education framework. I’m interesting in leadership, culture, people, wellbeing and healthy food choices. I am also a committee member for the Floreat Toy Library.


Parent Representative – Hamish Johnston 

Hamish has two children at Scarborough PS, with a third to come.

Having held many leadership roles throughout his career, Hamish has been able to bring his wealth of experience to develop high performing teams focused on delivering exceptional customer service, balance in stakeholder management, whilst always maintaining that sense of fun and enjoyment in whatever challenges his teams may encounter. It is with that belief, that you can strike the right balance in work and life, celebrating successes and building resilience for those moments that things just may not fall your way.

Currently Hamish works for Compass Group the world’s largest provider of contract food services. He currently has a national role within the Customer Service and Innovation (CSI) Team. Although much of his focus is with the award winning Tastelife program, a health and recreation solution for an extensive array of clients throughout the mining, oil and gas industry; Hamish is now heavily involved with the CSI teams remit – in and around future thinking within remote hospitality and services.

On top of being a proud Junior Nomad for a good period of time travelling Australia, Hamish is a passionate “every other weekend beef farmer”

Parent Representative – Helen Tate


Parent Representative – Paul Monoghan


Parent Representative – Patrick Przeradzki



P&C Representative – Felicity Walker

I have two daughters at Scarborough Primary School, in Year 3 and Year 1. The girls were both born in the Northern Territory, but my partner and I have lived in and around Scarborough for most of our adult lives. Professionally, I have a science background, and am passionate about ensuring our students have access to the resources they need to develop scientific literacy. I am an active member of the school community, having been a class representative, P and C member, and resident vegetable gardener. I look forward to a continuing relationship with the school as my children progress through their primary schooling, and being able to contribute to the school through board membership.


Principal – Sarah Dawson



Deputy Principal – Erica Salt

I hold the position of Deputy Principal at Scarborough Primary School, which involves supporting staff and students with teaching and learning, as well as a teaching role across the classes. I have worked with the school for several years and greatly enjoy the strong community atmosphere that our school offers.   I trained and started my teaching career in the UK, emigrating to Australia in 2008 with my family. Having started as a teacher in the centre of London, I have gone on to work in both rural and urban settings, across the primary year levels.   Being a part of our school board enables me to connect with our parent and community body, liaising with them as we work towards the common aim of consistently achieving the very best educational opportunities for our students.


Staff Representative – Anne Clarke



Staff Representative – Dawn Jones

I am excited to be on the SPS  board having been part of the SPS community for 9 years. I am in the privileged position of teaching across the whole school so get to build relationships with all the students and staff. As a board member, I am looking forward to making a positive contribution to the school in a capacity other than teaching, as it continues to grow and develop. I have had a varied teaching career, starting my initial service in London, in a culturally diverse school with physically handicapped students integrated in classes. I moved to a church school in the Midlands, then a middle school in a village community. I came to Australia in 1995 on the Commonwealth Teacher Exchange Program and never really went back! I initially worked in Girrawheen and have subsequently taught in a number of other suburban schools as a specialist, support and class teacher.

Outside of school I continue my interest in Art by volunteering at the Art Gallery of WA as a Visitor Information Officer. I also assist in the education program if needed. Most of my out of school time is consumed with Mullaloo Surf Lifesaving Club. I have been on the management group at the club for 5 years and am an accredited SLS official and I also do beach patrols as well as being mum to two competitive sons.



Co-opted Community Member –