I have a passion for the future of our children, being a part of the Fremantle community and contributing where I live. I am an experienced Senior Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist, am a Prince 2 Project Manager Practitioner and have a certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety. I have a love of learning and am currently completing a Master of Business Administration and Australian Institute of Company Directors. I have passion, energy, interpersonal skills, teamwork and integrity I feel which are important attributes and highlighted by me having represented Australia in rowing and Western Australia in Surf Lifesaving. In conjunction with these skills, I feel that my health, safety, business and education system knowledge (having also had a father who was a teacher at White Gum Valley), I feel I would add value to the board and I would love to be a part of it.
I live with my family in South Fremantle and have been part of our Fremantle Primary School community since 2019. I’m a geologist, born in Germany and came to Australia in 2007. The reasons that ultimately got me interested in geology, I share with my off the job interests. I enjoy spending time with my children and partner travelling, camping, and hiking. Professionally, I’m currently in the role of chief geologist in the mining industry. Before this role I had the great privilege to work for our national science organisation, the CSIRO. I value inclusion and diversity, which directly impacts the performance of teams. In my experienced diverse groups are more successful in achieving excellence and have ultimately better performance. This is by no means an easy way and only achieved through hard work and discipline. I believe Fremantle Primary School has laid a solid foundation in promoting and living diversity and inclusion of children from so many different backgrounds. I would like to devote my time on the school board to provide insight and help to foster the academic success for our students.
Stephanie Poly is a Community Organiser within the environmental space in Boorloo Perth, WA.
Stephanie completed her MBSc in marine ecology and over the years has worked in research; science communication; sustainability consulting; environmental analysis; and as a marine educator for school groups ranging from prep through to VCE.
In her current position, Stephanie draws on skills from previous roles to empower individuals and support demographically diverse community groups to strategically plan and successfully execute environmental campaigns on issues that matter the most to them.
Stephanie’s expertise and skills include:
- Environmental leadership development;
- Stakeholder engagement and cross-collaboration;
- Facilitating safe and inclusive spaces;
- Community organising and mobilisation to achieve key campaign outcomes;
- Training and workshop design and delivery;
- Sustainability consulting;
- Research, environmental data collection and analysis.
I am the father of three children with my eldest in Year One at Fremantle Primary School (FPS). I work as an environmental engineer and have 17 years of experience in this field. I currently lead the engineering team for a consulting company specialising in mine-site closure and rehabilitation. My relevant work experience includes strategic planning, environmental assessments, engineering options review, detailed cost estimation, survey preparation and the design and quality management of civil and environmental works packages. My job requires that I engage with a wide range of technical experts and with stakeholders ranging from company CEOs to remote community members. The multi-disciplinary nature of my work means I am comfortable working in large and diverse teams to achieve outcomes that reflect the competing demands of all stakeholders.
My motivation for nominating for a position on the School Board is a desire to assist FPS in reducing its environmental footprint, including carbon footprint and water usage. I believe that my professional skills in the engineering discipline including cost estimation, project management, risk assessment and management and the development of civil works packages will all assist in enhancing the functionality of the School Board.
Thank you for your consideration