Each Independent Public School has a school board. Tambrey Primary School, in collaboration with the board, has established a vision for our school that reflects the aspirations and needs of the community. The board has an important influence on the direction of the school, with members bringing ideas and lending their expertise to strategic (big picture) planning and community partnerships.
The School Board is comprised of parent representatives, the Principal and representatives from the school’s teaching staff and community representatives. The School Board actively engages with our local school community and advise our Principal on strategic matters, to nurture and inspire lifelong learning and achieve high level of achievement for all Tambrey Primary School students.
The School Board plays a leading role in decisions which affect the school community. Matters relating to school planning, budget, and policy are discussed and ratified. Parent and staff Board members are elected by those whom they represent.
Meet our School Board
School Board Chair- Mr Aaron Bruce
My name is Aaron Bruce and I am the Chair of the Tambrey Primary School Board. I have lived in the Pilbara my entire life and have completed both primary and secondary education in Dampier and Karratha. I work for Woodside Energy as the Maintenance Manager of the Karratha Gas Plant. You may see me around the town involved in the many sports that the Pilbara kids play throughout the year.
I have 3 children that have attended Tambrey since Kindy and they are now in Yr4 (Will), Yr6 (Macy) and Yr8 (Zach). As my kids started school, I could see that dedicated staff working together with passionate parents and community members, could enable the school and students to thrive and reach their potential. I nominated for the School Board in 2017 to be a part of this team.
The School Board can have a very positive impact on the students, staff and entire school community. A role on the School Board is a formal commitment of 4hrs per term, plus other opportunities to support and promote the school at assemblies, events and general school activities.
It is a genuine privilege to be on the Tambrey Primary School Board and I look forward to seeing you around the school.
Board Member- Greg ‘Towny’ Townsend
My name is Greg Townsend but most people know me as ‘Towny’.
I have worked with the Clontarf Foundation in Karratha for 11 years. Clontarf is involved in mentoring Indigenous boys through school and into meaningful employment. In 2021 Clontarf created a Primary Academy to extend the work happening in high schools and I am happily based at Tambrey Primary.
I was asked onto the board by the previous principal Troy Withers to add my unique perspective, but also because my beautiful children Skyler and Ryan attend Tambrey and I wanted to get involved and have a positive impact with their school.
I have been involved with a couple of the sporting clubs in town. But my major contribution was the last Premiership coach of the Karratha Falcons in footy!!!
The school board is an integral and vital part of our school . We work extremely hard as a group to move the school forward with vision and direction, to create the best school environment for everyone involved at Tambrey.
We invest time across the school term after hours via Board meetings and I enjoy being involved with this group of people who are dedicated to making our school a great place for our children to be educated.
Board Member- Claire Alidenes
My name is Claire Alidenes and I joined the board in Term 2 2021.
I nominated for the Board as a way to contribute to Tambrey Primary School. Tambrey has such a positive impact on the lives of its students and being a Board member is the great way to contribute.
The Board assists to set the strategic direction of the school and my experience working with Rio Tinto (currently Manager Rail Strategy) and other public and private organisations hopefully provides a valuable perspective.
I have two children at Tambrey, Gertie and Owen Moore, We have lived in the Pilbara since 2017 and like many people came for a couple of years and have stayed longer than we initially thought! The Pilbara is an remarkable part of the world and Tambrey is an amazing place for young people to learn and grow driven by a committed team of teachers, other staff and The Board.
I encourage everyone to find their way to contribute to TPS through the Board, P&C, helping with reading time or whatever time or skill you can offer.
Board Member- Tiffany Wardill
My name is Tiffany Wardill, or as the students call me, Chappy Tiff.
I work as a School Chaplain at both Tambrey Primary School and Roebourne District High School. I lived most of my life in QLD, where I also worked as a School Chaplain, before moving to Karratha in 2021.
I am from a large family, I have three siblings and seven nieces and nephews. When I am not working, I love spending time with friends, having great conversations and eating good food. I love being a Chaplain as I get to support students through a variety of situations and walk alongside them to a better path.
I have been a member of our school board since the beginning of 2021. I nominated to be a part of the board, as I love being able to further understand and be involved in all aspects of school life. The board plays an important part in helping support the policies and processes of the school.
As a board we work hard to make to make Tambrey the best school and it is great to work with others who have the same goal.