PWPS School Board – Parent Representatives
Ken Nathan – School Board Chair
Ken Nathan is the dad of three enterprising and spirited young kids, the elder two of whom are enthusiastic students of Piara Waters Primary School, and the third planning to follow in their footsteps. In his spare time, he is a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeon, senior clinical lecturer at the University of Notre Dame, and a Specialist/Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist based in St John of God Mount Lawley Hospital and Medical Centre.
“dad of three enterprising and spirited young kids”
Wahseem Soobratty is a lecturer within the Financial Accounting Department at the School of Accounting, Curtin Business School, Perth, Western Australia. Currently, Wahseem is the Unit Coordinator for the Introduction to Accounting unit. Previously, Wahseem was the Unit Coordinator in the Financial Accounting unit along with one of the lecturers within the Auditing Department at the School of Accounting, Curtin Business School as one of the tutors in the Auditing Unit.
Wahseem has over 6 years of teaching experience at the university level in both undergraduate and postgraduate units. Prior to joining Curtin, Wahseem was an Auditor at KPMG.
Wahseem is also currently pursuing a PhD in the Auditing field within the School of Accounting, Curtin University.
Wahseem thrive to be on the Board of this institution so as to contribute in improving the learning experience right from early childhood development in order to create a positive impact in our future leaders. Wahseem is driven by his passion in teaching and his love for his children (he currently has a child in Kindy with the second expected to join the School in 2 years’ time).
“Promoting students’ learning experience right from primary school all the way to tertiary level.”
Born in the UK and moved to Australia at the age of 17, Dave has considered Perth his home for more years now than his birthplace.
Having lived in the Southern Suburbs since emigrating, he has seen the drastic growth that has occurred in the area and the need for great schools to accommodate said growth. He considers PWPS in this category and the reason behind the decision to send his daughter Kennedi (PP5) here.
By day, Dave is an Enterprise Solutions Architect for a large IT Consultancy. He operates with Mid and C-level management along with technical staff and teams designing solutions for large corporate clients and government departments, ensuring he has the ability to talk to people at all levels of business and in the wider community.
Dave also sits on the board of a local Perth based Animal Rescue Charity that he helped set up more than 5 years ago. He is still actively involved in the organisation and brings with him a broad experience of sitting on local boards.
“He is passionate about making a difference to the local community.”
Amanda Stewart is first and foremost mum to two highly spirited, outgoing kids and who also happens to be a strategic Human Resources leader. Amanda currently holds the position of Associate Director at Murdoch University in their People and Culture Office.
Amanda has extensive skills and experience in HR Management at both an operational and strategic level. She is passionate and dynamic with an innate ability to unlock people potential, influence outcomes and contribute to the strategic direction of the organization she is working with.
Amanda brings these skills and passion to her role on the PWPS board and hopes through her contribution to support the school to be an outstanding organisation that can support our children to reach their maximum potential in a positive and engaging environment.
“to support the school to be an outstanding organisation that can support our children to reach their maximum potential in a positive and engaging environment”
Throughout Anu’s 4 years as a resident of Piara Waters, she has been keenly aware that our community is based on a strong educational foundation that we provide to our children. Her family has benefited greatly from the wonderful school community and she feels that it is time to give back and support our future. Anu’s eldest daughter receives quality education from PWPS and she looks forward to enrolling her youngest child next year in Kindy at PWPS. Anu has seen first hand the positive results of hard work and dedication on behalf of PWPS educators and students. She has also witnessed the challenges involved in educational leadership, through her placement as an Education Assistant at PWPS and has high regards for our Student Leadership Program in which her daughter is participating this year.
Anu has over 15 years of experience as an administrator in Management and Engineering field, planning, business administration and resourcing. She holds a BBA in International Business from the University of Western Sydney, a Cert III in Education Support and Individual Support. Throughout her professional, business and community work, she has always been credited for being open to multiple perspectives and being able to see the larger picture, while focusing on the details involved.
It has been a long time goal of Anu’s to serve our community. Good citizenship has always been important to her and that is why she has served on the Piara Waters Community Block for 3 years, has served as the Core Volunteer in Isha Yoga (Australia) Foundation for 3 years and has been a Member of Everything Beagle Rescue Western Australia for over a year.
“I believe the children of PWPS are our most precious asset. The world they will grow up in will most certainly be challenging in ways that we cannot even conceive at this point in time. It is our job to give them a solid educational base, fostering the very best in all of them and contributing to their continued success.”