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Our governance framework is comprehensive and current and sets the foundation for our decision-making, as well as ensuring a bright future for our school.

The International School of Western Australia is operated by the Australian Association for International Education Incorporated, a not-for-profit association incorporated in the State of Western Australia. 

All parents or guardians of students enrolled at the school are members of the Association. The governing body, the ‘Board of the Association’, is comprised of up to 13 representatives of the Perth community who support our vision to inspire and challenge our students to learn, achieve, and make a difference in the world. The Board’s function is to ensure that the school fulfills this defined purpose and that it continues to do so in a sustainable manner, well into the future.

School Board Responsibilities

The Board of the Association is responsible for:

  • Setting the strategic direction of the school while upholding its core values, in partnership with the Principal.
  • Overseeing the ongoing financial viability of the school, and the efficient management of funds, assets, and operations.
  • Ensuring that a policy and compliance framework is in place to enable the school to achieve its goals, whilst complying with its legal obligations.
  • Board sub-committees, which have established in the areas of Governance and Finance/Facilities and report regularly to the Board.

Current Board Members

Chair: Mr Gerrit Gödecke (Parent)

Deputy Chair: Mr Geoff Stowe (Parent)

Treasurer: Mr Ulrik Jensen (Parent)

Secretary: Ms S J Price (Community)

Ms Sarah Brolsma (Parent) 

Ms Julia Burns (Community)

Mr Justin Bytheway (Parent) 

Mr Ron Gorman (Community)

Mr Trevor Olsson (Community)

Mr Jeff Schmoll (Parent) 

2018 Australian Association for International Education trading as International School of Western Australia CRICOS Provider 02674G