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Leadership and Governance

Our Executive Team

The St Mark's community is characterised by responsible management and forward-looking leadership.

Principal: Steven Davies, B App Sc, GDipEd, MEdL
Steven Davies
Steven Davies, Principal

Mr Davies joined St Mark's in August 2018. Prior to joining St Mark's, Mr Davies was the Dean of Student Wellbeing at All Saints’ College, Bull Creek. Mr Davies completed an Applied Science Degree in Chemistry in 1982. He then combined working as a Chemist (Industrial/Analytical) with overseas travel before completing a Graduate Diploma in Education. His Science teaching career began with the Education Department at Forrestfield SHS, followed by a teacher exchange to Orkney, Scotland, before returning to Armadale SHS. His independent school career commenced at All Saints’ College in 1995 where, as a Science/Chemistry teacher, and as a Head of House, he developed a strong interest in pastoral care of students.

In 2008 Steven was appointed Head of Senior School (Years 10-12) at Tranby College and after six years he returned to All Saints’ College to take up an executive position as Dean of Student Wellbeing. In July 2016 he was appointed for twelve months as Acting Vice Principal, which included a period as Acting Principal, providing valuable leadership experience in high-level operational and strategic matters.

Head of Teaching & Learning: Deborah Netolicky, BA, MA(Prelim), GDipEd, PhD
Dr Deborah Netolicky
Deborah Netolicky, Head of Teaching & Learning

Dr Netolicky joined St Mark’s in January 2020. With a PhD in effective school change and professional learning, she brings to her role more than two decades of experience as a teacher and leader in outstanding independent schools, most recently as Dean of Research and Pedagogy at Wesley College. Deborah has led curriculum, teaching, strategic projects and staff development, and has won awards for her education leadership, research and writing. She is passionate about building positive school cultures that bring together empathy, trust, strategic alignment and an evidence-informed approach to decision making.

Head of Senior School: Roseanne Madden, BA, GDipEd, MEd
Roseanne Madden
Rosanne Madden, Head of Senior School

Ms Madden joined St Mark's in Term 2, 2020, from Servite College, where she has spent the past five years. While at Servite, her substantive role was as the Deputy Principal of Teaching and Learning. In addition, Roseanne filled the role of Acting Vice Principal of the College in 2019. Roseanne brings a wealth of experience to St Mark's, including in curriculum growth and development, leadership and strategic direction.

Head of Middle School: Julia McGibbon-Briggs, BA (Ed)
Julia McGibbon-Briggs
Julia McGibbon-Briggs, Head of Middle School

Mrs McGibbon-Briggs started teaching at St Mark’s in 2007 as a teacher of Society and Environment, with a specialisation in Geography. She had extensive experience in a variety of schools in both the private and public sector in WA. She was born in England and migrated to Australia in 1980, completing most of her schooling in Victoria and Western Australia. She completed her university qualifications at Edith Cowan University in 1995. She is passionate about Middle School education and has special interests in boys' education, students with special needs and building resilience in children. She has held a number of positions whilst at St Mark’s, including Head of Year, Head of House and Head of Humanities. She was appointed into her current role in 2014.

Head of Primary School: Mark Pressley, BSc, GDipEd (Prim), GCertEdL
Mark Pressley, Acting Head of Primary

Mr Mark Pressley was been appointed as Acting Head of Primary School for Terms 2-4, inclusive, in 2021. Mark’s experience in leadership, and his overview of the operations of the Primary School, will be valuable assets as he assumes this acting position. We are confident that he will lead the Primary community very well during the final three terms of this year.

Chaplain: Revd. Scott Rowland, BA, DipEd, MDiv, MMin
Scott Rowland
Revd Scott Rowland, Senior Chaplain

Revd Rowland grew up in Sydney, studied at the University of Sydney and the University of New England. He worked in boys' boarding schools while studying and working in Christian University Ministry. Moving to Perth in 1995, Rev. Rowland taught geography and economics up to TEE level for a number of years before training for ordained Anglican ministry. He began working at St Mark’s teaching Christian Studies during his ordination training, before being appointed Chaplain in 2007.

Business Manager: Carolyn Gray, BBus (Acc) CA
Carolyn Gray
Carolyn Gray, Business Manager

Mrs Gray was appointed as the School’s Business Manager in August 2016, after joining St Mark’s as the School Accountant in 2014. Growing up in Melbourne, she graduated from Swinburne University, conveniently located across the road from the training ground of her beloved Hawks. As a Chartered Accountant Carolyn has developed a broad range of Australian and international experience in both professional practice and commercial financial management through roles with Ernst & Young, Rio Tinto, Cable & Wireless (UK), Oyster Consulting and more recently her own accounting and taxation practice.

School Council

St Mark’s Anglican Community School was established by the Anglican Schools Commission and therefore works within the broad parameters set by the Commission. The School is governed locally by a Council comprising twelve representatives appointed from the Anglican Church, the Parents and Friends’ Association and the Old Scholars’ Association. The Council is responsible for the overall development and management of the School. The Principal is responsible for the operations of the School, and reports to the School Council on a monthly basis. The Business Manager is Secretary of the School Council.

The School operates on a budget developed by the Council and approved by the Anglican Schools Commission each year. The School Council has responsibility for formulating and managing the budget.

St Mark’s was established with the aim of making an Anglican education accessible to all families. This means that fees are kept as low as possible. The School offers a curriculum and pastoral care program that meets the needs of parents and students with a level of resourcing roughly equivalent to government schools but significantly less than high fee non-government schools.

Members of Council

  • Chair: Mr S Green, BA (Hons), ACA, MAICD
  • Vice-Chair: Mr F Shannon, Registered Builder 10531
  • Treasurer: Ms J Mansell, BCom (Acc), CPA
  • Mrs L Hawker, BA(Design), Dip(Building Design & Drafting), GradDipEd
  • Mrs S Langridge, BBus, MBus(Mktg), GradDipHum
  • Mr J Quirk, BSc (Hons) (Chem), PhD (Organic Chem), Grad Dip Ed
  • Ms K Roach, BA, LLB (Hons)
  • Mrs V Rasmussen, FFIA, CFRE
  • The Revd D Smit, Dip Theology, BSc
  • Ex Officio: Mr Steven Davies, BApp Sc, GradDipEd, MEdL and Mrs C Gray, BBus (Acc), CA

The Anglican Schools Commission

The Anglican Schools Commission Inc. oversees the operation of 15 Anglican Schools across three states: Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.

ASC schools are low-fee co-educational schools located throughout the Perth metropolitan area and in regional areas of WA, NSW and Victoria. The schools offer outstanding teaching and learning in a caring, Christian environment.

Each school is a unique community with its own individual strengths and specialist programs, but each school shares the common values of faith, excellence, justice, respect, integrity and diversity.

As the system headquarters, the ASC provides support to existing schools as well as exploring opportunities to create new low-fee Anglican schools in areas of demand.

The Schools of the Anglican Schools Commission are: