School Board

The involvement and participation of parents in their child's education is of vital importance.  School Boards provide parents and community members with the opportunity to participate in school decision making at the local level.


While School Boards do not get involved in the day to day management of the school, they do:

  • Take part in school planning including financial planning and evaluation of school performance.
  • Promote the school in the community.
  • Take part in formulating codes of conduct and uniform for students.
  • Take part in evaluating the school's performance.


NASHS School Board meets at least once each term.  The Board is also keen to receive parent feedback about the school.



School Board Members


Lindsay Campbell

Community Representative/Chairperson


Lindsay worked for 40 years in Education as a teacher and Administrator and with various counselling roles and work with youth at risk in schools. He became a NASHS staff member in 1992 and worked at the school for 14 years before spending the majority of his next working years as a Regional Manager overseeing attendance, early school leavers and providing support to schools, students and families across the Great Southern. He worked extensively with community-based Government and non-Government organisations to provide support for youth at risk and furthering collaboration between community agencies. He served on and Chaired several Boards including Worklink WA, GSEDC, Great Southern Youth Outcomes Forum, Albany Youth Support Association, Youth Great Southern, and  the Great Southern Human Services Forum.


Lindsay retired officially at the end of 2022 and currently volunteers with Foodbank, is the Health and Wellbeing Officer at the Albany Menshed, Chairs the NASHS Board and is a Board member of the Albany Youth Support Association.


Lindsay has long connections with NASHS and believes in the incredible value of the school to the broader Albany community. He’d like to see NASHS, the NASHS Board and the NASHS community working collaboratively to provide the best possible environment for young people to thrive at school and be best prepared for fruitful lives. 


Peter Hurle



Over the course of my 30-year career with the Department of Education, I have accumulated 21 years of collaborative leadership experience in complex high schools. I have led diverse school environments ranging from 20 to 200 staff members and catering to the educational needs of 400 to 1400 students. My selection for principalship of NASHS was reflective of experience at schools in Mandurah, Eaton, Atwell, Cocos Islands, Geraldton, Karratha, Wyndham, Mt Magnet and Forestfield.

 My aims for the NASHS Board, School and Community are to collaborate with the community to build sustainable success and a positive reputation for our school.


Keely George



Commencing at NASHS as a school officer in 2008, Keely became the Manager Corporate Services at the school in 2011. This position oversees the management of the school’s facilities, finances, and non-teaching staff. Keely works strategically alongside the Principal and Executive team and is an integral part of the school’s leadership team. In collaboration with the Principal, Keely provides operational input to the development of the school’s workforce, business and marketing plans and oversees the school’s financial performance against the plans


In August 2021 Keely was the award winner for WA’s – Outstanding Administrative Support Officer Award – Manager Corporate Services category (Western Australian Education Corporate Services Staff Association/Dept of Education).


Keely sits on the School Board as its Executive Officer and provides consultancy and advice into financial planning and budgeting.


Perdita Beebe

Parent Representative


Perdie has been a parent member of the NASHS Board since 2018 when the eldest of her four daughters commenced studying at NASHS.  Perdie holds a Master of Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety and a Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion). She has worked in various State Government health promotion and community development positions within regional WA and held the position of Regional Youth Development Officer with the Department for Communities for ten (10) years. In this role, Perdie worked collaboratively with the Minister for Youth and the regional communities of the Great Southern, Wheatbelt and South West to advocate for and deliver youth policies, strategic priorities, funding, consultations and initiatives. Perdie also has experience in the agricultural sector, specifically the grain handling and road transport industries.


Together with her husband, Perdie owns and operates two local businesses, Beebe Bulk Haulage and BB Minicrete.  Perdie also provides community development support to Spencer Park Primary School and works part time in pharmacy accreditation at Albany Community Pharmacy 777.  In the community, Perdie chairs the School Board at Spencer Park Primary School, is a parent member of the NASHS School Board, is a Life Member of Albany Surf Life Saving Club and actively involved in local sporting groups including soccer, netball, volleyball, basketball and surf lifesaving.


Perdie looks forward to working with the NASHS community to meet the diverse needs and aspirations of our growing school community.


Caris van der Plas

Parent Representative


Caris has been an active P&C member on three local P&Cs for the last 3 years. She has been a volunteer for almost ten years in schools in Perth and Albany. Sheattended NASHS as a student in 2001 for 2 years until she found an apprenticeship through the school work program as a chef.

Caris is currently an active school board member and P & C President

Caris wold like to be heavily involved in the school community and have an important impact with the school board and it’s relationship with the school community and the newly re-established P&C.


Rebekah Polette

Parent Representative


Rebekah moved to Albany as a teenager and finished her final 2 years of high school at North Albany Senior High School. After finishing high school Rebekah travelled and spent several years working in the UK and Europe. After travelling Rebekah returned home to Albany, met her husband, had 2 children and completed a Bachelor of Science in Restoration Ecology at the Albany UWA campus. Whilst at university Rebekah developed a keen interest in GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and has pursued a career in that field.


Rebekah works for the City of Albany as Senior Civil Engineering Officer (Assets) and specialises in the spatial mapping of infrastructure assets using GIS. Rebekah is active in the GIS space and continues to develop her skills and connections in the field to both promote the discipline and encourage people to invest in STEM subjects as a career.


Rebekah has 2 children currently at NASHS and would like to contribute to continue the schools' positive benefit to the community. Working in a field that requires balanced decision making, communication skills and problem-solving, Rebekah hopes to bring these skills to the Board.


Karen Petty

Community Representative


Karen is a former high school teacher who has taught across a number of schools in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia and for the past 30 years has worked in various administrative and finance roles across government and the private sector.  As a parent, Karen has had the benefit of appreciating education from another perspective and has been a dedicated P&C member of three Albany schools over the past 15 years (LGPS and NASHS/ASESC) taking on executive financial governance roles to support the P&C and the school community.  


Karen is currently a Regional Development Officer at the Great Southern Development Commission (GSDC).  Her work involves project management including contract administration, monitoring and compliance; and supporting the GSDC’s undertaking to coordinate and promote the economic development of the Great Southern region to cultivate strong communities and regional liveability. 


As a community member and parent of two recently graduated NASHS students, Karen has witnessed first-hand the positive changes and advancements that NASHS has undergone over the past seven years. Karen has a strong belief in the power of education and is eager to work alongside fellow board members and the NASHS school community to continue this journey and ensure that NASHS remains a nurturing, innovative and inclusive institution that empowers young minds to excel academically, socially and personally.


Belinda Powell

Staff Representative


Belinda Powell. I am married with three children aged 21, 23 and 25 years old and who are accomplished young adults. My passion for Language and History led me to studying a double major in Italian and History with a minor in English and special interest units of Chemistry and Psychology. I began my career teaching Italian at St Joseph’s College, Parklands Primary school, Australian Christian College, and relief at Flinders Park Primary school.

In 2008 I began teaching Italian at North Albany Senior High School and felt a strong connection to the school as it was where I had completed my High School education. In 2016 I began teaching full time Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) and in 2018, fulfilled the role of Head of Learning Area for HaSS for twelve months. During this time, I taught ATAR Modern History: Russia and the Soviet Union and Changing European World Order which continued for the next six years. 2019 was the year I completed a six-month program learning about specific learning difficulties and in particular Dyslexia where I was able to use my language teaching background to support students with low literacy and Dyslexia. Term 4 of 2021 and all of 2022, I was fortunate enough to again fulfill the role of Head of Learning for HaSS. This year I have transitioned out of the classroom and into the role of Program Coordinator of Student Services for Year 7 & 8. I have enjoyed immense self-growth and have gained a deeper understanding about the school processes. 

I feel extremely privileged to have taught at North Albany Senior High school for 15 years and I continue my unwavering passion and belief in education to positively make an impact on the lives of students at NASHS, where a lifelong journey in education transcends boundaries.


Louise Anderton

Staff Representative


Qualifying as a Chef, and recipient of the Princes Trust, I kick started my career establishing a boutique business specialising in ice cream deserts for restaurants and hotels across the UK. Winning several National ‘In Business’ awards, from Shell, involved me in working with young people, and prompted a change that took me to university. Graduating with a degree in Geography and History, a Post Grad in teaching and a master’s in industrial Archaeology, my career turned to consultancy, with contracts for organisations, including the Cornwall Archaeology Unit, the Trevithick Trust and Optus, alongside program writing for school and university students visiting Museums and historic sites. Then, in the year 2000, I arrived in Australia and teaching became my focus.


Twenty years later and I have worked throughout Australia. Introducing VET and Hospitality to schools across Queensland; in Tasmania, as Assistant Principal VET at Marist Regional College, I obtained funding for, established, and managed, The Cradle Coast Trade Training Centre for VET Hospitality, Tourism, Bakery and Construction. I became an honouree member of the Tasmanian Bakery Association, was the Tasmanian ACARA representative and setting examiner for Geography, and a founding member of the states ‘Try a Trade’ program for year 9 students. I have taught in remote Northern Territory and fitted in managing several restaurants in NSW.  Currently, teaching at North Albany Senior High, my priority is establishing a substantive hospitality program.


Living in Albany I volunteer my time as Chair of the Board for the Rainbow Coast Neighbourhood Centre, and Secretary of the Frederickstown Progress Association. It is this experience, and my networks that as a NASHS board member, enable me to generate genuine and valid community connections helping our students validate their VET pathways and future employment opportunities.



Related Documents:


NASHS School Board Terms of Reference


Governance School Board


Code of Conduct for Board Members


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