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School Board

The School Board comprises representative from parents, the community, staff and students and meets at least once a term. The Board has an important influence on the direction of the School, with members bringing ideas and lending their expertise to strategic planning, and community partnerships.

Responsibilities of the Board include:

  • establishing and reviewing from time to time, the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions;
  • planning financial arrangements necessary to fund those objectives, priorities and directions;
  • evaluating the school’s performance in achieving those objectives, priorities and directions; and
  • formulating codes of conduct for students at the school.

School Board 2021

Principal – Mr Ian Masarei
Executive Officer  Phil Reading
Manager Corporate Services   Robin Davis, attends to present the financial report

Parent Representatives

Pene Pariagh (Board Chair)
Kay Magagnotti
Kathy Loader
Georgia Ryan
Debra Sanger

Staff Representatives – Elected by school staff

Jazmin Parker
Hettie Maree

Student Representatives – Elected annually (2 minimum) by student council

Gabby Botha
Holly Goodwin


  • Membership is for a maximum of three years at a time (except Principal).
  • Maximum membership is fifteen.
  • Parents and Community members must form the majority of the School Board.
  • The School Board can appoint community members.

School Board Agenda 24 March
School Board Minutes 24 March
School Board Agenda 12 May
School Board Minutes 12 May
School Board Minutes 9 June 

Who are the School Board members?

Pene Pariagh
School Board Chair
Parent Representative

I have been a member of the Esperance Senior High School Board since 2019 and am privileged to have been elected Board Chair during Term 3 2019.

Originally from New Zealand, I have been living in Western Australia since 2001 with a couple of years based in the UK. I met my husband mental health nursing in Kalgoorlie and we have lived both in Perth and various rural and remote locations in WA before settling in Esperance with our two daughters in 2011.

I am a Registered Comprehensive Nurse who has specialised in Mental Health Nursing. I believe in the value of education and early in my career completed postgraduate qualifications with a PG Certificate in Forensic Psychiatry and a PG a Diploma in Advanced Mental Health Nursing. Currently employed as a Senior Health Professional in the local Community Mental Health Team, I have been working in a Regional Safety & Quality Role this year.

During my career I have held positions of leadership and I am passionate about transparent communication,  integrity, and leading positive change. I have developed special interests in quality and contributed to steering committees, driving policy change and implementation in various settings in health.  

I have a love of travel, exploring different countries and cultures. In my spare time I enjoy any opportunity to get out and explore our pristine beaches, and love catching sight of whales and dolphins! I feel very fortunate to call Esperance home now and enjoy the strong and connected community and lifestyle we have here. 

As your School Board Chair, I welcome any feedback the school community may have and look forward to representing the school in the future.

Debra Sanger
Parent Representative

My name is Debra Sanger and I joined the school board this year. My daughter is a student at ESHS. Being a member of the school board affords me the opportunity to be a active member of the school community. I particularly enjoy hearing about the terrific programs and learning opportunities provided to our students and gaining insight into how secondary education is delivered. 

Hettie Maree
Teacher Representative

“I’m a Science Teacher at ESHS, teaching Upper school Physics, Chemistry and/or Human Biology as well as Lower school Sciences.  Within the Science Department I’m the Teacher in charge of the Y9 teaching and learning programs.  As Year 10 Coordinator I oversee and support the general wellbeing of Y10 students, including but not limited to Academic achievements, Social and emotional wellbeing as well as Course and career guidance.  On and off, I’m the acting Follow the Dream Coordinator, overseeing the overall operation of the program as well as providing support and collaborate with other Aboriginal Education support programs (Girls Academy and Clontarf).  I’m a member of the ESHS Finance committee as well as a Teacher representative on the School Board.” 

Phil Reading
Executive Officer
My name is Phil Reading and I am the Program Coordinator for School Planning and Curriculum.  I have been teaching for 23 years, with 16 of those years being at Esperance Senior High School.

As the Board’s Executive Officer my primary role is to assist in the review of the school’s performance in relation to the targets established in the business plan.

I love living in beautiful Esperance and being part of such a dynamic and supportive school community.

Georgia Ryan 
With two children currently attending ESHS (years 9 & 11) and one child who graduated in 2018, I have been a part of this school for 7 years, with a few more to come.  I work in local government with a background in Environmental Management.  I have 12 years local government experience in Esperance where I have successfully led teams and coordinated numerous programs.  As a school board member, I will act with integrity and be considerate of the whole school community. Being on the Board I will actively support the school in meeting its strategic vision and business planning in the coming years.