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Board Members


Brad Vitale     

Board Chair

My involvement in Waroona District High School began as a Pre-Primary student in 1996, and I continued my education at Waroona DHS through to Year 10 Graduation in 2007. As a lifelong resident of Waroona, I have a strong interest in and passion for the community serving on numerous committees and organisations including Waroona Amateur Basketball Association, Waroona Agricultural Society, St John Ambulance, Waroona Community Resource Centre, Waroona Community Car, and Waroona Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Corporation. I have been a member of the School Board since 2017, serving as Chair since 2020.

My employment history includes 12 years in the retail industry and 6 years in the local government industry in the fields of community development, governance and corporate planning and performance. I have tertiary qualifications in Business Administration having completed a Masters of Business Administration.

My interest in the school is to use my experience and support to ensure the school which provided me with incredible opportunities continues to provide opportunities to others. Schools are a crucial component of thriving communities, and we all need to do our part to ensure we have local education opportunities.

Gareth Smith                 



Carl Carulli

Deputy Principal


Justine Edwards-Bech  

Manager Corporate Services (Ex Officio)

I began working in education in 2009 in various roles working with Special Needs students and in administration. I am currently the Manager Corporate Services in our wonderful school. I believe in the importance of public education and the right of every young person to access a safe and supportive learning environment. I hope to provide an ‘operational’ perspective of the school from a finance point of view whilst drawing upon my experience having worked supporting students and teaching staff. I’m delighted to have this opportunity to contribute and serve the school community. 

Joanne Evans           

Teaching Staff Representative

I have been teaching Early Childhood for many years. I started my career in Thornlie pre-primary then went to the Pilbara to teach in Paraburdoo and Dampier.

I then moved to Waroona in 1991, where my two children both attended Waroona District High School from Kindy to Year Ten.  Before returning to teaching fulltime, I was an active member of many community groups, including playgroup, P&C, and the local arts and crafts group.  I am also a fully licenced wildlife carer.  I have been an Early Childhood teacher at Waroona District High School since 1997.   Teaching and living for in Waroona for many years, has given me the opportunity to build long term, strong relationships with families in the community, as I have had the pleasure to teach each one of their children.

I am passionate about my role as a child’s first educator and providing them with an introduction to school, in a supportive, safe and engaging environment. I enjoy being on the Board of Waroona District High School, to be part of a team that strives to provide our community with a school that is always working to provide the best outcomes for our children.

Vicki Lorraway        

Teaching Staff Representative


Robyn Clarke (MLA) 

Community Representative 

Robyn Clarke MLA Member for Murray-Wellington

Elected to the Fortieth Parliament for Murray-Wellington in 2017 and re-elected in 2021.

The electorate of Murray-Wellington is located in the South West Region and includes part of the City of Mandurah, Shire of Harvey, Shire of Waroona and the Shire of Murray.

Parliamentary Committees:


Member – Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation from 2017 – 2021.


Member & Chairperson – Joint Standing Committee on the Commissioner for Children and Young People.

Convenor – Parliamentary Caucus Committee for Rural, Regional & The Environment.

Tom Busher     

Community Representative 


Keith Tarver  

Community Representative

Keith is a Sergeant with the Western Australia Police Force and is currently holds the position as the Officer in Charge at Waroona Police Station. Keith has been a police officer for over 20 years and has served in both Regional and Metropolitan areas as both a frontline police officer and as a Detective with over 10 years’ experience as an investigator.

As a father and grandfather Keith has many years of experience with schools around Western Australia and has worked in the field of child protection. As a local community member Keith is delighted to be a representative on the Waroona District High School Board.

Peter Reynolds  

Community Representative


To be appointed

P&C Representative


Natalie Birch                 

Parent Representative

I am an ex-student of this school having attended from years 1 – 10.  I have three children; two who have completed schooling and one who is currently attending Waroona District High School.

During the last eight years, I have been actively involved in the school. This includes volunteering in the canteen, sports carnivals and being a member of the school P&C along with co-ordinating the uniform shop. These roles have given me the opportunity to engage with administration staff, teachers, students and other parents which allows me to get a feel on what is needed and required to enhance the learning experience of our children.

In the community, I volunteer my time helping my children’s local sporting teams.  I am also a qualified hairdresser of 26 years, completing my apprenticeship in Waroona, where I have grown up.

I enjoy being part of my children’s education and development. Being part of the School Board at Waroona District High School is a fantastic opportunity to enhance and make a difference to all students at the school and to not only give them a clear pathway into senior high school but also the workplace.