The applicant holds a double Master in Anthropology and Political Sciences from Heidelberg University, Germany. During his PhD period he was awarded a 3-year Research Fellowship at the University of Western Australia. He has undertaken substantial research in the field of behavioural and cognitive anthropology and lived in remote Aboriginal Community during these periods. He also underwent formal Lithics training at UWA. In 2011 he was nominated, by the then Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, as the Specialist Anthropologist on the Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee. Between 2015 and 2018 Daniel chaired the working group for Native Title and Heritage at the West Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy. Since departure from the resources industry, he has been engaged by various parties, including Native Title Representative bodies, Aboriginal Corporations and Land Developers in relation to Heritage, Native Title, Agreement Negotiation and Land Management Strategies. The Author is a professional member of the Anthropological Society of Western Australia with 15+ years’ experience in the field of Aboriginal Heritage and Native Title. I have 3 daughters between 14 and 2 years old. My middle daughter (Amelie Bruckner Molson) is currently in pre primary.
I am excited to nominate myself for a position on the school board. As a mother of three children who attend our school and a local doctor with a background in business and marketing, I feel I would bring a unique perspective and valuable skills to the table.
I am passionate about the health and well-being of our children and understand the crucial role that schools play in promoting healthy lifestyles and habits. With my background, I am well-equipped to provide valuable insights and recommendations on a range of health-related issues, including nutrition, physical activity and mental health.
I am also deeply committed to community involvement and understand the importance of schools in fostering strong connections between our school and the wider community. As board member, I would work tirelessly to strengthen these connections and explore innovative ways to promote community engagement.
Furthermore, I have experience working with the school in the P&C last year, where I successfully organised the school disco. Being involved gave me a valuable insight into some of the financial and logistical challenges faced by the school.
I would love this opportunity to make a positive impact on the board. Thank you for considering my nomination.
I am mum to two great kids at Freo Primary and in some ways I have felt part of the school community since they were born (let’s just say there was a lot of swing time at the top playground in the early days). I am an environmental scientist and engineer and work as a regulator for the agency that regulates offshore energy in Australia. I have also held a range of volunteer roles including president of the Attadale Toy Library, on the environmental engineering Industry Advisory Panel at UWA and the National Regulators Community of Practice.
I would be honoured to have the opportunity to bring my personal and professional skills together to contribute to the school community as a member of the board. I bring particular strengths in strategy, communications and consultation, compliance and planning.
I fully support the school’s vision to inspire creative, critical thinkers in a caring, inclusive community. My focus on the board will be to support the Chair, Principal and the school to balance and prioritise it’s resources – human, financial and community – ensuring clear communication and a visible link between the board’s decisions or advice and the vision and values of the school.