School Board

Hollywood Primary School


School Board

The role of an Independent School Board is one of setting the School’s long term goals and objectives and maintaining oversight, but not management, of the School’s operation. The Board provides the School with additional expertise to help the school achieve the best outcomes for students. All Hollywood Primary School parents, teachers and community members are welcomed to approach any School Board member should they have any ideas or queries.

The School Board Chair places a summary of items discussed in subsequent eNews publications on behalf of the Board.

Board Members

Lisa Cluett, (President), Bev Innes (Principal), Matt Stichnoth (Parent Representative), Cilla de Lacy (Parent Representative), Jason Binns (Parent Representative), Vacant (Community Representative), Kelly McLagan (Staff Representative), Emma Nolan (Staff Representative).

Lisa Cluett – Chair (Parent Member 2015 – 2018, Community member 2018 – 2019) I joined the Board in 2015 with a focus on contributing in areas of Strategic Planning and stakeholder engagement. I am looking forward to working with fellow Board Members to maximise opportunities made available by Hollywood’s Independent Public School status. I work full time as Communications and Outreach Director at the Perth US Asia Centre, a think tank focused on strengthening relationships across the Indo-Pacific region.  I am a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and in 2018 my sons are in Year 1 and Year 5.

Cilla de Lacy – P&C Representative (2016, previous Five Cycle Group Representative 2016) Joining the Board in 2017 following a successful year on the P&C, I’m keen to strengthen communication and partnerships between Hollywood Primary, and the local civic and business community.  With two active boys, one in  high school, and one in Yr 4 at Hollywood, I’m keen to make Hollywood a great and beautiful school highly valued within the local community for its proud history, civic-minded students, active parents and progressive staff.  Currently working with the local council to deliver underground power to Hollywood, I’m also a member of the local Five cycling group and helped coordinate last year’s successful ‘Let’s Ride’ program at Hollywood.  A Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and with 20 years’ experience in public policy and community engagement across infrastructure, sustainability and land planning I hope to use my skills and connections to help manage the redevelopment of the school grounds, make cycling and walking to Hollywood safer and easier, and secure mutually beneficial relationships with local businesses and council.

Matt Stitchnoth, Board member

Matt Stichnoth – Parent Representative (2015-18) I am a parent of two sons in PP and Year 3 and am pleased to have joined the Board as a parent representative in mid-2015. As a recent addition to the Board, I hope to provide a valuable contribution to the school using my finance, project and business process management experiences gained in the oil & gas asset integrity industry. I value the ambition the school has to improving the performance of our student, and look forward to helping the school and its students to Excel with Honour.

Jason Binns, Board member

Jason Binns – Parent Representative (2017 – 2018), Pool Representative P&C (2016 – 2018):  I am the father of Tara (Year 5) and Joshua (Year 2). I have been involved with the school and P and C for a number of years. Along with my wife, Veronica I help to manage the school pool. My background is in Aviation and I have been involved in the industry as an Engineer and Pilot for most of my career. I’m keen to see the school continue to excel in all areas and I look forward to working with the other board members to help make Hollywood an even better school for all our children.

Staff Representative – Kelly McLagan (2018)

This is my second year at Hollywood Primary School, where I am fortunate to have worked in the role of Year 4 Classroom Teacher, English Curriculum Coordinator and Acting Associate Principal (currently Monday to Thursdays). I have a passion for all areas of the primary years curriculum and finding creative, collaborative and engaging ways to implement these in classrooms. I am excited to be involved with the School Board this year in order to continue to influence whole-school policy and direction. I look forward to taking on the Curriculum portfolio and bringing with me a strong knowledge of data, assessment and current evidence-based teaching pedagogies.

Staff Representative – Emma Nolan (2018) 

This is my second year teaching Kindergarten at Hollywood Primary School. I am currently the NQS Leader and am looking forward to taking on the Building and Grounds Portfolio on the School Board. I have recently received my Senior Teacher status and am working towards becoming a Level Three classroom teacher. My passion in teaching has always been in Early Childhood. From my experience, I know that building strong bonds with families and the wider community has a huge positive impact on a child’s schooling experience, and I try to build on these relationships wherever possible. I hope to be able to bring my wealth of teaching knowledge to the School Board, and build strong links between the staff at Hollywood Primary School and the Board.

Beverly Innes – Principal (2013 – 2018) I have been honoured to be Hollywood Primary School’s Principal since 2013, after acting in the position in 2012. The School Board actively assists me in the overview of the school operations and it is my hope that all parents will approach me or any other Board member should they have any queries or ideas relating to the governance of the school.

School Board Responsibilities

Some of the responsibilities of the School Board are:

  • Contribute to the School Business Plan (previously known as the Strategic Plan);
  • Endorse and review the annual budget;
  • Assist with the formulation of codes of conduct or school policies;
  • Review the performance of the school;
  • Approve fees, charges, and contributions;
  • Liaise with other committees, such as the P&C;
  • Hold an open Board meeting annually; and
  • Provide advice to the Principal on religious education and related activities.

It is not the role of the School Board to run the school – that is the job of the Principal. For more detailed information refer to the School Education Act 1999 part 3, division 8, sections 124 – 140, 69, 70, 99,100, 108, and 216.