School Board

The School Board 

The board of a public school works with the school community to achieve the best outcomes for students. It plays an important role in contributing to good school governance so that school resources are used efficiently and community expectations and the school’s priorities reflect the needs of students.

The Clarkson Primary School Board consists of the following members:

CHAIRPERSON - Madlen Griffiths, ECU Senior Research Assistant.


PRINCIPAL - Anthony Shields, Clarkson Primary School Principal.

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL CO-OPT - Lloyd Morris, Clarkson Primary School Associate Principal

SECRETARY CO-OPT - Denise Shackleton, Clarkson Primary School Manager Corporate Services. 

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE - Kerry Buhner, Clarkson Primary School Early Childhood Teacher

I am a Level 3 Classroom Teacher and hold a Bachelor of Arts (Education) in Early Childhood Studies and a Master of Education. I have been teaching for 25 years across the Pilbara, Christmas Island and the Perth Metro Area. I have strong interest and teaching experience in Aboriginal Education and  I am passionate about children’s early learning experiences , always striving to create a welcoming environment for children and their families during their early years of schooling.

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE - Con Mitskis, Clarkson Primary School Physical Education and Health Teacher

I have a Bachelor of Music Performance and a Diploma of Primary Education.  I have been teaching in Primary and Middle Schools for 12 years.

COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE - Mark Folkard MLA, Member for Burns Beach WA Labor Member.

As a decorated Police Officer of over 27 years I have worked tirelessly in the Northern Suburbs keeping our community safe. I have been a finalist for WA Police Officer of the Year for my work engaging with community organisations to help combat youth disadvantage and received numerous commendations for my work in crises and service in East Timor.

As a current surf lifesaver and having served as a volunteer firefighter I understand what it takes to work for the community. I am committed to making the Burns Beach community more prosperous for everyone.


COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE - Linda Aitken, Councillor, City of Wanneroo, Theatre Nurse.




COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE - Nicola Pendleton, WA Health Department Mental Health Nurse. 

P&C REPRESENTATIVE - Sanella Bruce-Tairoski, Clarkson Primary School P&C President

PARENT REPRESENTATIVE - Jade Morrison, Teacher - Education Department

PARENT REPRESENTATIVE - Lara Edwards, Education Assistant, Education Department. Studying teaching at ECU